Orthoptists

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
23%
risk level
POLLING
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LABOR DEMAND *
GROWTH
0.0%
by year 2032
WAGES
$107,990
or $51.91 per hour
Volume
31,100
as of 2023

Employment data isn't available specifically for this occupation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so we are using the data from Healthcare Diagnosing or Treating Practitioners, All Other.

SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
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Automation risk

23% (Low Risk)

Low Risk (21-40%): Jobs in this level have a limited risk of automation, as they demand a mix of technical and human-centric skills.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Originality

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Growth

Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Healthcare Diagnosing or Treating Practitioners, All Other' job openings is expected to remain the same by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Very high paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Healthcare Diagnosing or Treating Practitioners, All Other' was $107,990, or $51 per hour

'Healthcare Diagnosing or Treating Practitioners, All Other' were paid 124.7% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 31,100 people employed as 'Healthcare Diagnosing or Treating Practitioners, All Other' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 4 thousand people are employed as 'Healthcare Diagnosing or Treating Practitioners, All Other'.

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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