Women make up the vast majority of Ophthalmic Surgical Assistants in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $18.30 per hour. It's exciting to note that the majority of individuals in this field enjoy their work considerably. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, more than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by close to one-half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$30,158 - $57,716
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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.