Ophthalmic Medical Technologists

5.3/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
34%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
8.5%
by 2030
WAGES
$44,090
or $21.20 hourly
VOLUME
318,010
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 34% (Start worrying)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Ophthalmic Medical Technologists' job openings is expected to rise 8.5% by 2030
'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 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Ophthalmic Medical Technologists' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Ophthalmic Medical Technologists' was $44,090, or $21.20 hourly
'Ophthalmic Medical Technologists' are paid 5.1% higher 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 318,010 people employed as Ophthalmic Medical Technologists.
This represents around 0.23% of the employed workforce across the United States.

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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