Ophthalmic Medical Technologists

4.6/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
55%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
6.7%
by 2031
WAGES
$45,720
or $21.98 hourly
VOLUME
140,770
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 55% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Ophthalmic Medical Technologists' job openings is expected to rise 6.7% by 2031
'Ophthalmic Medical Technologists' is expected to be a 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 Technologists' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Ophthalmic Medical Technologists' was $45,720, or $21.98 hourly
'Ophthalmic Medical Technologists' are paid 0.1% 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 technologists?

As of 2021 there were 140,770 people employed as Ophthalmic Medical Technologists within the United States.
This represents around 0.10% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as Ophthalmic Medical Technologists.

Job description

Assist ophthalmologists by performing ophthalmic clinical functions and ophthalmic photography. Provide instruction and supervision to other ophthalmic personnel. Assist with minor surgical procedures, applying aseptic techniques and preparing instruments. May perform eye exams, administer eye medications, and instruct patients in care and use of corrective lenses.

SOC Code: 29-2099.05

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