Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) Reviews

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Based on 616 responses, the job of Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.02 out of 5. On average, Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA)s are highly satisfied with their job.
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Q: What is it like working as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA)?

October 2016
"Being a COA at SJE."
Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA):
Pros: I enjoy that my job actually requires intellect and critical thinking. I learn new things on a daily basis and learn how to implement new knowledge in each patient's case.
Cons: My job is extremely stressful. There are an average for 4 doctors on at once with only 9 exam rooms and 5 minute appointment slots. We don't have the staff for the space to accommodate patient's effectively. Aside from carrying out my job duties, the problems that the doctors create with their massive patient volume falls on me to solve as well. I feel overworked and underpaid.
June 2017
"I love it."
Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) in Poughkeepsie:
Pros: I love that it's close to home. I work for excellent ophthalmologist.
Cons: I could be paid a bit more. Besides that these of really no bad.
December 2017
"Good."
Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) in 80134:
Pros: Helping people. Medical atmosphere.
Cons: Commute is too long. Politics.
March 2018
Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) in Nashville:
Pros: Very nice doctor.
Cons: Traffic, no leadership.
December 2018
Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA):
Fabulous career! Great benefits to include 401 K, health insurance, vacation time and life insurance. Stable career and always growing and room for advancement. Stable hours, family oriented. Closed on Holidays with pay.
October 2014
"Expand your knowledge."
Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA):
Learn all you can. Attention to detail is of importance.
January 2019
"A learning experience."
Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) in Chicago:
Pros: Being able to work at my one pace and not being micromanaged a
Cons: Management sometimes expecting more than where can actually be don