O&P professionals come from diverse backgrounds and can start their career at any age. Some enter the O&P profession right out of high school. Others enter O&P after college or after working in another profession. Regardless of your background, there is a place for you in O&P.
All levels of O&P will require some O&P-specific training. Technicians, assistants, pedorthists, and fitters generally require a high school diploma, GED, or college-level studies. All who seek to enter the profession at the practitioner level must earn a master’s degree from an O&P graduate program.