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Ophthalmic Medical Technicians (29-2057)

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.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 72 78 8.33 2 4 7
United States 53800 62700 0.0 1700 3000 5600
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 19.24 12.42 14.92 18.24 22.83 27.84
Alaska 24.46 17.28 19.97 23.46 28.53 33.76

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.