Ophthalmic Medical Technicians:

Assist ophthalmologists by performing ophthalmic clinical functions. May administer eye exams, administer eye medications, and instruct the patient in care and use of corrective lenses.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $37,470.00
Average Time to Fill 42 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,177
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 14.42 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Customer Service
Information Gathering
Work Ethic
Critical Thinking
Written Communication
Oral Communication
Technology and Tool Usage

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Administer blood or other fluids intravenously
Administer first aid
Provide in home patient care
Administer non-intravenous medications
Practice preventive procedures with medical therapy patients or clients
Treat dental problems or diseases
Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Conduct noninvasive medical diagnostic assessments
Fit patients for prosthetic or assistive devices
Operate therapeutic medical instruments or equipment
Test patient vision
Conduct medical tests
Attend to patient's personal care
Standardize drug dosages
Fit vision aids such as eyeglasses or contact lenses
Fit medical supportive devices
Provide care for mentally ill or special needs individuals
Assist individuals with mental or social disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Implement nutritional practices and techniques
Solve clinical problems
Treat medical condition of patient
Conduct behavior modification
Assist individuals with dressing, undressing, grooming, bathing, or other daily activities
Feed food to individuals
Assist patients in performing breathing exercises
Assist practitioners in examining, evaluating, or treating patients

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze organic compounds
Analyze blood samples
Examine biological material specimens
Conduct standardized qualitative laboratory analyses
Analyze biological material samples
Isolate microorganisms
Perform biological testing
Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products
Interpret x-ray images
Interpret medical laboratory test results
Calculate medical diagnostic test results
Analyze medical or health data
Perform medical research
Calculate differential equations
Conduct standardized quantitative laboratory analyses
Examine patients
Measure the physical or physiological attributes of patients
Take vital signs

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Eye Care
Customer Contact
Certified Ophthalmic Technician
Maintaining Supplies
Sterile Procedures / Techniques

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