Training Requirements for Ophthalmic Medical Technicians

Ophthalmic medical technicians need a postsecondary nondegree award.

Degrees for Ophthalmic medical technicians
Percent
Less than High School 1.8
High School 19.7
Some College 33.7
Associates Degree 20.8
Bachelors Degree 19.7
Masters Degree 3.4
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.0

Employment Outlook for Ophthalmic Medical Technicians

This represents about 37,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 9,000 more ophthalmic medical technicians but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 12,000 more.

Typical Income for Ophthalmic Medical Technicians

Hourly Income

On average,ophthalmic medical technicians make $17.81 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Ophthalmic medical technicians $11.93 $14.02 $17.08 $20.87 $24.68
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $15.59 $21.80 $30.49 $43.83 $64.87
Health technologists and technicians $12.29 $15.63 $20.55 $27.58 $35.76
Health practitioner support technologists and technicians $10.48 $12.68 $15.93 $19.84 $24.75
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, ophthalmic medical technicians make $37,040 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Ophthalmic medical technicians $24,810 $29,170 $35,530 $43,400 $51,330
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $32,430 $45,330 $63,420 $91,180 $134,930
Health technologists and technicians $25,570 $32,510 $42,750 $57,370 $74,390
Health practitioner support technologists and technicians $21,810 $26,370 $33,140 $41,270 $51,490
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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