An Ophthalmic Medical Assistant earns an average wage of $14.48 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$10.55 - $20.86
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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Hourly Rate
$10.55 - $20.86  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$300.00  
   
Total Pay (?
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$22,156 - $42,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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Job Description for Ophthalmic Medical Assistant

Ophthalmic medical assistants work underneath ophthalmologists and assist in administering patient care relating to the eyes, as well as patient questionnaires to gather medical history, visual testing, and assisting in laser operations. In smaller practices, these assistants may also have front-desk duties, such as greeting customers, answering the telephone, billing, and scheduling appointments. It may also occasionally be necessary to communicate with patients' other medical providers to ensure that the procedures are covered by their insurance.

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Ophthalmic Medical Assistant Tasks

  • Take patient history and perform preliminary examination of patient.
  • Assist ophthalmologist with office patient procedures.
  • Coordinate patient care and influx of patients.
  • Provide technical ophthalmic and administrative assistance.

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Key Stats for Ophthalmic Medical Assistant

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Ophthalmic Medical Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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