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.

$10.84 - $21.45
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MEDIAN: $14.74
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.84 - $21.45  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$1,150  
   
Total Pay (?
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$22,644 - $44,277  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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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
11%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
15%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Ophthalmic Medical Assistant Salaries

Experienced
▲18%

Mid-Career
▲10%

National Average
$30,000

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
11%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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