With health care jobs expected to increase and to always be in demand, this is a potentially good field to consider if you are still at school or college or are considering a career change and it is a field in which workers are in demand:
Have you ever thought about a career in eye care? According to the U.S. Department of Labor, ophthalmic medical technicians (OMT) rank third on the list of fastest growing occupations in the country. In the coming decade, it’s estimated that there will be a need for an additional 6,000 OMTs. The yearly median salary for a certified OMT is $57,000.
OMTs are skilled healthcare professionals, who perform ophthalmic procedures under the direction of a licensed ophthalmologist. Their tasks range from taking patient medical history and administering basic tests, to dispensing drugs, supervising patients and assisting in minor surgical procedures. OMTs often have managerial responsibilities, with leadership roles over other ophthalmic personnel. People skills are mandatory, so it’s important to have a caring demeanor and the ability to communicate well….More at Job Outlook: Ophthalmic Medical Technicians | Healthcare News …
To find out more about how to become an OMT in the US, check out this article:
Are you interested in a career in the field of eye care? If yes, then an Ophthalmic technician may be the right career path for you. Here is a step by step guide to help you decide whether this is the right job for you or not….More at How to Become an Ophthalmic Technician – A Step by Step Guide …
In the UK, the term used is Optical Technician.Training is on the job and it may be possible to get an apprenticeship. If you are interested in this as a possible career, the following article will give you more information:
What is an Optical Technician?
For centuries people have been wearing glasses to help them to see better. In Great Britain over 25 million people wear glasses either for distance, reading or both. Spectacle frames are generally made by mass production. However, many lenses have to be individually made and complete spectacles produced in thousands of permutations to correct individual visual requirements.
It is the job of the optical technician to make these lenses and fit them to frames.
You can find out more about training in the UK at: http://www.spectaclemakers.com/awardsandtraining/introduction.htm