Ophthalmic Technician Jobs in Palo Alto, CA

The basic job description for an ophthalmic technician is to support the ophthalmologist (eye doctor) in providing patients with quality eye care by performing clinical tasks such as taking patient medical histories, conducting eye exams/vision measurements, assisting during surgeries, and instructing patients about medications, tests, and procedures.

The median ophthalmic technician salary is $35,910, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects much faster than average job growth at 19% through 2026.

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Lucile Packard Childrens Hospital - Palo Alto, CA
Accurately and correctly performs visual field testing using Goldman and Humphrey testing procedures....
16 hours ago
Stanford Health Care - Palo Alto, CA (1 mile from Palo Alto, CA)
Accurately and correctly performs visual field testing using Goldman and Humphrey testing procedures Accurately and correctly uses corneal topography unit....
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Lucile Packard Children's Hospital - Palo Alto, CA
Accurately and correctly performs visual field testing using Goldman and Humphrey testing procedures....
5 days ago
Sutter Healthcare - Sunnyvale, CA (8 miles from Palo Alto, CA)
Experience\: 5 years of recent experience as Certified Ophthalmic Assistant or Technician with Contact Lens/Optical experience preferred....
5 days ago
Sutter Healthcare - Palo Alto, CA
Experience\: 5 years of recent experience as Certified Ophthalmic Assistant or Technician with Contact Lens/Optical experience preferred....
12 days ago
Stanford Health Care - Palo Alto, CA
Under the general supervision of the Clinic Manager and the Supervisor, the Photographer-Technician will also perform all duties of an Ophthalmic Technician II....
27 days ago
Alta Bates Summit - Fremont, CA (12 miles from Palo Alto, CA)
**Experience:** * 5 years of recent experience as Certified Ophthalmic Assistant or Technician with Contact Lens/Optical experience preferred....
30+ days ago
Sutter Healthcare - Fremont, CA (12 miles from Palo Alto, CA)
Experience\: 5 years of recent experience as Certified Ophthalmic Assistant or Technician with Contact Lens/Optical experience preferred....
90+ days ago
Sutter Healthcare - Dublin, CA (22 miles from Palo Alto, CA)
Experience\: 5 years of recent experience as Certified Ophthalmic Assistant or Technician with Contact Lens/Optical experience preferred....
90+ days ago

Demographic Data for Palo Alto, CA

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Salary for Ophthalmic Technician Jobs in Palo Alto, CA

This is the average annual salary for Ophthalmic Technician jobs in Palo Alto, CA as reported by the BLS.

$48,280

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Highest Education Level

Ophthalmic Technicians in Palo Alto, CA offer the following education background
  • High School or GED (25.6%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (25.5%)
  • Associate's Degree (18.1%)
  • Vocational or Certification (15.4%)
  • Doctorate Degree (6.6%)
  • Some College (4.8%)
  • Master's Degree (3.3%)
  • Some High School (0.7%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Ophthalmic Technicians in Palo Alto, CA
  • Less than 1 year (34.8%)
  • 1-2 years (34.8%)
  • None (21.7%)
  • 2-4 years (4.3%)
  • 4-6 years (4.3%)

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