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Orthoptists

Diagnose and treat visual system disorders.

Quick Facts

Wages:

Median wages for the broader occupation, Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other, are $43.06 / hour.

Education:

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments.
  • Prepare reports summarizing patient diagnostic or care activities.
  • Present medical research reports.
  • Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources.
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Job Title Examples:

Certified Ophthalmic Technician
Certified Orthoptist
Clinical Orthoptist (CO)

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