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In working toward the field of prothetics do I need a master degree before a docorate

Updated Pasco, Washington

To understand how much schooling I will need and how I should prepare for applying to graduate school. #graduate-school #masters #doctorate #prosthetics #healthcare #biomedical-engineering #engineer

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Sheila’s Answer

Updated Atlanta, Georgia

Hello Vanessa:

It's awesome that you are thinking ahead on the type of schooling you will need for this profession.

Prosthetists require significant formal education. Orthotists and Prosthetists need a master’s degree, certification, and must complete a residency before they can be certified.

A Master's degree take 1 - 2 years. A Bachelor's degree is a prerequisite

A Doctoral degree take 2+ years. A Master's degree (sometimes bachelor's degree is acceptable)

It's a great profession where you could help someone who can't walk - walk by making prosthetic legs. The joy they would feel to be able to walk, run, jump, or dance. I wish you much success on your journey.

~ Sheila

Sheila recommends the following next steps:

  • Visit study.com site - - https://study.com/prosthetics_education.html
  • Visit Occupational Outlook Handbook site to learn about Prosthetists - - https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/orthotists-and-prosthetists.htm#tab-4