Ophthalmic Medical Assistant Salary

An Ophthalmic Medical Assistant earns an average wage of $14.74 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$12.17 - $23.07
$12
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $14.79
10%
50%
90%

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Hourly Data $0$23
Hourly Rate $12.17 - $23.07
Annual Data $0$46K
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$25,391 - $46,582
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 23

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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
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Ophthalmic Medical Assistant Salaries

Experienced
▲17%

Mid-Career
▲10%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 33%
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