Orthoptists

5.5/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
9%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
4.7%
by 2030
WAGES
$82,420
or $39.62 hourly
VOLUME
36,070
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 9% (Totally Safe)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Social Perceptiveness
Finger Dexterity
Originality
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Orthoptists' job openings is expected to rise 4.7% by 2030
'Orthoptists' is expected to be a slow 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 'Orthoptists' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Orthoptists' was $82,420, or $39.62 hourly
'Orthoptists' are paid 96.5% 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 36,070 people employed as Orthoptists.
This represents around 0.03% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Diagnose and treat visual system disorders such as binocular vision and eye movement impairments.

SOC Code: 29-1299.02

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