Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

3.4/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
92%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
11.2%
by 2030
WAGES
$34,440
or $16.56 hourly
VOLUME
26,140
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 92% (You are doomed)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 11.2% by 2030
'Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians' was $34,440, or $16.56 hourly
'Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians' are paid 17.9% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 26,140 people employed as Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Cut, grind, and polish eyeglasses, contact lenses, or other precision optical elements. Assemble and mount lenses into frames or process other optical elements. Includes precision lens polishers or grinders, centerer-edgers, and lens mounters.

SOC Code: 51-9083.00

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