Most Ophthalmic Surgical Assistants in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $18.61 per hour. It's heartening to note that most people in this field love their work, finding it both fun and rewarding. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — around two in five lack coverage. On the flip side, slightly more than half have medical insurance and slightly less than half receive dental plans. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,677 - $57,746
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 45
Job Description for Ophthalmic Surgical Assistant
Hand instruments and supplies during eye surgeries, hold retractors and cut sutures, and perform other tasks as directed by surgeon during operation.
Clean and restock the operating room, placing equipment and supplies and arranging instruments according to instruction.
Wash and sterilize equipment using germicides and sterilizers.
Position patients and cover with sterile surgical drapes.