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Ophthalmic Medical Technicians

in Massachusetts

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.

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
292057  Ophthalmic Medical Technicians 1,254 1,452 198 15.79 % 32 20 12 Postsecondary non-degree award 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Ambulatory Health Care Services    950  76 % 1,100  75 % 150  15 % $38,180
Hospitals    270  21 % 320  22 % 50  20 % $53,800
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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