Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

2.7/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
100%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
3.7%
by 2031
WAGES
$37,270
or $17.92 hourly
VOLUME
18,930
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 100% (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 3.7% by 2031
'Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

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

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians' was $37,270, or $17.92 hourly
'Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians' are paid 18.6% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as ophthalmic laboratory technicians?

As of 2021 there were 18,930 people employed as Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians within the United States.
This represents around 0.013% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 7 thousand people are employed as Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians.

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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