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"To be able to help people, to improve their quality of life is the most rewarding aspect of my work."

 


High tech robotics and nerve sensors will result in even more sophisticated prosthetics being invented in the near future.


 

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Ann Perreault is an orthotics and prosthetics technician. She is in charge of evaluating and measuring patients. She is also responsible for making and fitting braces. The company that she is currently in offers services in making and supplying braces and prostheses.

Ann knew she wanted to work in the medical field, but didn't want to be a nurse or a doctor. When she found out that a three-year program was offered with a technical diploma in orthotics and prosthetics.

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For Ann, the most rewarding part of her job is being able to help people and improve their quality of life. In the future, she sees herself doing the same job, but perhaps with an emphasis in clinical participation. Her options could include moving into management or operating her own lab. She could also go into other medical work such as physiotherapy, but that would also require more schooling.


Did you know? As the baby boomer population acquires more leisure time, it is expected that increased numbers of prosthetics will be required for recreational and sports injuries.


Like most jobs, Ann's salary increases as she gains more experience. In general though, the job salary ranges from $25,000 to $40,000 per year.


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SYNOPSIS:

Prosthetics are devices that function in place of lost limbs. That helps people and it's what Prosthetics technician Ann Perreault likes best about her career.

Ann Perreault knew that a medical career would fulfil her desire to help people, but she wasn't interested in the long hours nurses put in or the demanding education of a physician. Her career choice as a prosthetics technician turned out to be a perfect fit. The three-year training program provided her with the tools to build a future and help others to rebuild theirs.


PERSONAL DATA:

Education: Technical diploma in orthotics and prosthetics from Montmorency CEGEP

Hobbies: Downhill skiing, biking, English horseback riding