Competent authority Authority
Orthopaedic Shoemaker (master craftsperson) (m/f)
German: Orthopädieschuhmachermeister/in

Fields of work

Orthopaedic shoemakers mostly work for specialist orthopaedic shoemaking companies in the craft trades sector, in clinics or in rehabilitation institutions. They are also employed in the industrial production of orthopaedic shoes, in shoe repair workshops and for medical suppliers with an orthopaedic footwear department.

Professional experience

Orthopaedic shoemakers take on specialist and management tasks in the development, manufacture and adaptation of footwear for diseased and malformed feet.

The occupational profiles are based on information from BERUFENET and BIBB.

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