Ophthalmic Technician Jobs in California

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 Children's Hospital - Palo Alto, CA
Accurately and correctly performs visual field testing using Goldman and Humphrey testing procedures....
2 days ago
Sutter Healthcare - Sunnyvale, CA
Experience\: 5 years of recent experience as Certified Ophthalmic Assistant or Technician with Contact Lens/Optical experience preferred....
2 days ago
Stanford Health Care - 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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17 hours ago Stanford Health Care
Foothill Eye Institute - Diamond Bar, CA
Our practice is looking to hire a full time Ophthalmic Technician. Mandarin speaking required....
1 day ago
Eye Physicians of Long Beach - Long Beach, CA 90815, CA
tonometry....
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2 days ago
Kaiser Permanente - Lincoln, CA
The Ophthalmic Technician provides safe and knowledgeable patient care....
1 day ago
Century Eye Care - Gardena, CA
Must have knowledge of ICD-10, CPTcoding, ophthtalmic terminology, pre-testing, Visual Field Testing (HVF), OCT, IOL Master, Fundus Photography, Tonopen and EMR....
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10 hours ago Century Eye Care
Ultimate - Fullerton, CA
Assisting patients with: Visual Fields, A-scan, Topopgraphy, OCT MAC/RNFL, and Fundus Photography....
3 days ago
Talent Care - Bakersfield, CA
Apply Now Career opportunity as a Clinical Ophthalmic Technician, no experience necessary!...
3 days ago
University Of California - Pasadena, CA
Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT)....
8 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....
9 days ago
Newport Beach, CA
Certified Ophthalmic Technician a plus. Salary depends on experience. Benefits include medical, vision and 401K. Experience: 1 year (required) Hours: M - F Job Type: Full-time...
9 days ago
Sutter Health - Santa Cruz, CA
Job Information Sutter Health Ophthalmic Technician I Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, California Position Overview: Under general supervision, and direction of the Ophthalmologist or Optometrist the ophthalmic...
11 days ago
Helm Vision Group - Santa Clarita, CA
Exciting opportunity for an experienced Ophthalmic Technician and/or a Technician willing to learn and grow available in Santa Clarita, CA!...
14 days ago

Demographic Data for California

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Salary for Ophthalmic Technician Jobs in California

This is the average annual salary for Ophthalmic Technician jobs in California as reported by the BLS.

$41,890

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Ophthalmic Technician positions.

Highest Education Level

Ophthalmic Technicians in California 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 California
  • 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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