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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
Southwest Minnesota 306$22.55/hr$18.65/hr$18.67/hr$20.59/hr$24.15/hr$30.70/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services1,330$29.60/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA N/A$25.18/hrN/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 N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 20$23.72/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 30$24.15/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 30$20.59/hr16.5%
Central Minnesota 60$23.01/hr24.4%
Southeast Balance of State 60$19.09/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 70$23.48/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 110$23.67/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 120$23.79/hr18.8%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 120$19.16/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 490$29.75/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 600$28.70/hr9.1%
Minnesota 1,330$29.60/hr10.5%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Pharmacy Technicians 7,430$20.30/hr1.7%
Dental Assistants 5,330$26.45/hr7.2%
Medical Assistants 10,830$24.92/hr16.1%


  • Measure visual acuity, including near, distance, pinhole, or dynamic visual acuity, using appropriate tests.
  • Conduct tonometry or tonography tests to measure intraocular pressure.
  • Take and document patients' medical histories.
  • Operate ophthalmic equipment, such as autorefractors, phoropters, tomographs, or retinoscopes.
  • Administer topical ophthalmic or oral medications.
  • Measure and record lens power, using lensometers.
  • Conduct ocular motility tests to measure function of eye muscles.
  • Conduct visual field tests to measure field of vision.
  • Maintain ophthalmic instruments or equipment.
  • Assist physicians in performing ophthalmic procedures, including surgery.