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 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