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Prosthetics is making a device to replace an amputated, missing limb. Prosthetists can be expected to build the pieces from scratch for a number of different body parts.

Hours: Typical 40 hour work week

Opportunities: Hospital, small businesses, large corporation

Pay: Entry level $35,000 annually.

Training: Bachelor's degree, 1 year of residency, additional year for the board exam

Citation: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition , Medical, Dental, and Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos238.htm (visited July 22, 2009 ).

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