Ophthalmic Medical Technicians

4.7/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
77%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
14.3%
by 2030
WAGES
$37,940
or $18.24 hourly
VOLUME
59,960
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 77% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Ophthalmic Medical Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 14.3% by 2030
'Ophthalmic Medical Technicians' is expected to be a very 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 Medical Technicians' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Ophthalmic Medical Technicians' was $37,940, or $18.24 hourly
'Ophthalmic Medical Technicians' are paid 9.6% 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 59,960 people employed as Ophthalmic Medical Technicians.
This represents around 0.04% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Assist ophthalmologists by performing ophthalmic clinical functions. May administer eye exams, administer eye medications, and instruct the patient in care and use of corrective lenses.

SOC Code: 29-2057.00

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