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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.

Occupation Projection for Ophthalmic Medical Technicians

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
292057  Ophthalmic Medical Technicians 1,136 1,212 76 6.69 % 38 52 98 Postsecondary non-degree award 

Ophthalmic Medical Technicians Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Health Care and Social Assistance    1,110  97 % 1,180  97 % 70  7 % $41,810
Ambulatory Health Care Services    960  84 % 1,020  84 % 60  6 % $39,790
Hospitals    150  13 % 160  13 % 10  10 % $55,100
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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