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Ophthalmic Medical Technologists

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Ophthalmic medical technologists are technologists who specialize in the care of eyes and in the prevention and treatment of eye disease and injury. They assist ophthalmologists in performing eye exams, administering eye medications, and instructing patients in how to use and care for their corrective lenses. They may also assist with minor eye surgeries. There are approximately 125,000 health technologists and technicians employed in the United States, according to the Department of Labor.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Helpful

Problem-Solving

Scientific

Career Ladder
Senior Ophthalmic Medical Technologist

Ophthalmic Medical Technologist

Ophthalmic Medical Technician

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