There is a Career for you in Sight!
Ophthalmic assisting makes a difference in people’s lives and has high job satisfaction.

Are you seeking a profession that is rewarding with competitive pay, benefits and flexibility? Consider a future as an ophthalmic assistant or technician in an ophthalmologist’s office. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a growth rate of 25% for this career field over the next 10 years. This career has great salary and advancement potential; experience is not needed.

Candidates should have the following:

  • High school diploma or the equivalent.
  • Interest in health science, math and computers.
  • Adequate vision and hearing to perform necessary clinical duties.
  • The ability to learn how to operate ophthalmic equipment.
  • The ability to obtain knowledge and skills in the clinic and through educational courses.
  • Volunteer experience in health care and first aid is helpful but not necessary.

There are two different ways to enter the field:
On-the-Job Training (begin work in an ophthalmic office setting) plus independent study course.
Accredited Ophthalmic Training Program and begin working in an ophthalmic office setting.

Go to for complete information or email [email protected] or call 800-284-3937. Or request information from your ophthalmologist or their staff. It's never too late to start a new career!

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See the TOA job bank for ophthalmic personnel openings.