Ophthalmic Technician Jobs in Chicago, IL

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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Retina Institute Of Illinois - Niles, IL (11 miles from Chicago, IL)
photography and flourescein angiography, and OCT testing....
2 days ago
Advanced Eye Care Professionals PC - Oak Lawn, IL (14 miles from Chicago, IL)
, pachymetry, meibography, and fundus photography and OPTOS....
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3 days ago
NorthShore University Health System - Skokie, IL (9 miles from Chicago, IL)
PRN) Ocular Imaging and Diagnostic Testing Contact Lens Services such as evaluation of fitting characteristics of soft and RGP contact lenses using slit lamp; measurement of power, base curve and diameter...
11 days ago
NorthShore University Health System - Glenview, IL (14 miles from Chicago, IL)
PRN) Ocular Imaging and Diagnostic Testing Contact Lens Services such as evaluation of fitting characteristics of soft and RGP contact lenses using slit lamp; measurement of power, base curve and diameter...
14 days ago
Dupage Medical Group - Downers Grove, IL (20 miles from Chicago, IL)
tonometry and tono-pen tonometry* Refractometry* Angle assessment and dilation of pupils* Automated visual field testing* Ophthalmic imaging* Retina and optic nerve scanning (OCT)* Corneal topography...
16 days ago
University of Illinois at Chicago - Chicago, IL
Job Summary: The Ophthalmology Clinic at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) is continuously seeking qualified Ophthalmic Technicians to join our team of professionals...
19 days ago
Eyecare Partners - Calumet City, IL (20 miles from Chicago, IL)
Overview Ophthalmic Technician This is your opportunity to join one of the areas most recognized leaders in ophthalmology and optometry....
19 days ago
University of Chicago Hospitals - Chicago, IL
Is familiar with the following diagnostic equipment: Lenstar; IOL Master; Zeiss Cirrus OCT; OptoVue OCT; Pentacam, Humphry Visual Field; Optos wide field fundus photography; B-scan ultrasonography;...
27 days ago
Advanced Eye Care Professionals PC - Oak Lawn, IL (14 miles from Chicago, IL)
, pachymetry, meibography, and fundus photography....
30+ days ago
Retina Services of Illinois, LLC - Highland Park, IL (21 miles from Chicago, IL)
Prefer at least 2 years experience as a Retinal Ophthalmic Technician....
30+ days ago
University of Chicago Hospitals - Chicago, IL
Exhibit basic knowledge and understanding of ocular motility, visual fields, contact lenses (basic principles & fitting procedures), and ocular pharmacology....
30+ days ago
Kraff Eye Institute - Chicago, IL
Part time ophthalmic technician needed to prepare Patients to be seen by opthalmologist....
45+ days ago

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Salary for Ophthalmic Technician Jobs in Chicago, IL

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

$38,430

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Ophthalmic Technician positions.

Highest Education Level

Ophthalmic Technicians in Chicago, IL 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 Chicago, IL
  • 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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