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Ron Dickey, Medical Appliance Technician, Prosthetic Orthotic Technician, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
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Ron Dickey

"After graduating from high school, I worked for a number of years in the repair and manufacture of boats. ... I wanted a career in a science and health related field that would combine my skills and interests. While researching career possibilities, I found a philosophical similarity between the mechanics of boat building and the making of prostheses and orthoses. ... I knew if I could apply my experience with the right education, I might be able to make a difference by helping people who are physically challenged continue with their normal everyday lives."

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Construct, fit, maintain, or repair medical supportive devices, such as braces, artificial limbs, joints, arch supports, and other surgical and medical appliances.

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Vocational High School Program

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