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Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
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or $17.87 hourly
What is the risk of automation?
Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Assisting and Caring for Others (87)
Social Perceptiveness (53)
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Ophthalmic Medical Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 14.7% by 2031
'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 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
What are the median wages for 'Ophthalmic Medical Technicians' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Ophthalmic Medical Technicians' was $37,180, or $17.87 hourly
'Ophthalmic Medical Technicians' are paid 18.8% 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 medical technicians?
As of 2021 there were 65,700 people employed as Ophthalmic Medical Technicians within the United States.
This represents around 0.05% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 2 thousand people are employed as Ophthalmic Medical Technicians.
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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