Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

29-2057 Ophthalmic Medical Technicians



Assist ophthalmologists by performing ophthalmic clinical functions. May administer eye exams, administer eye medications, and instruct the patient in care and use of corrective lenses.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Southeast Minnesota 7032$25.41/hr$17.02/hr$20.03/hr$24.63/hr$31.41/hr$35.95/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business ServicesN/A$27.59/hr
Education and Health Services930$23.60/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State 30$18.32/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 60$28.01/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 60$27.60/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 70$24.63/hr17.0%
Southwest Minnesota 70$20.59/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 80$24.56/hr18.2%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 80$18.02/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 80$23.39/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 120$20.06/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 780$25.79/hr15.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 790$25.74/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,150$24.47/hr15.9%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 1,940$18.48/hr13.6%
Dental Assistants 5,740$25.33/hr8.3%
Medical Assistants 9,950$20.35/hr25.3%


  • Administer topical ophthalmic or oral medications.
  • Take and document patients' medical histories.
  • Measure visual acuity, including near, distance, pinhole, or dynamic visual acuity, using appropriate tests.
  • Conduct tonometry or tonography tests to measure intraocular pressure.
  • Operate ophthalmic equipment, such as autorefractors, phoropters, tomographs, or retinoscopes.
  • Measure and record lens power, using lensometers.
  • Maintain ophthalmic instruments or equipment.
  • Take anatomical or functional ocular measurements of the eye or surrounding tissue, such as axial length measurements.
  • Conduct ocular motility tests to measure function of eye muscles.
  • Clean or sterilize ophthalmic or surgical instruments.