Optical Assistant Jobs

These eye care specialists handle clinical and administrative tasks in an optometry office. An optical assistant’s job description may include greeting patients, answering phones, handling correspondence, managing patient records, scheduling appointments, assisting with vision tests, and teaching patients how to use and care for glasses and contact lenses.

The median salary for an optical assistant member is $30,492 according to Payscale, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects faster than average job growth for medical assistants in general at 15%+ through 2026.

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VisionWorks - Syracuse, NY
OD Tech Optical Assistant Store 1080, Fairmount, Syracuse, New York, United States of America Req #14088 Sunday, October 18, 2020 JOB DESCRIPTION Summary: To act as a liaison between our customers and...
3 days ago
CareMount Medical - Fishkill, NY
May assist with patient contact lens insertion and removal training. 2. Performs stocking and maintenance functions. Maintains physical environment of exam and procedure rooms....
1 day ago
20/20 Now - San Jose, CA
We are seeking an ophthalmic or optometric assistant eager to learn ophthalmology diagnostic skills for a very innovative professional company that is involved in providing patients with remote refractions...
19 hours ago
Emory Healthcare - Lagrange, GA
Job Information Emory Healthcare/Emory University Ophthalmic, Asst, COA - LGR in LaGrange, Georgia Overview At Emory Healthcare, we integrate science and caring to change the face of health care....
2 days ago
Target - Kansas City, MO
Target Optical - Assistant Manager job in Kansas City - Missouri, USA / United States Job Location : Kansas City ( 64158 ) - Missouri, United States Job Salary : Competitive Job Type : Permanent Main...
2 days ago
Healthcare Partners - Manhattan Beach, CA
Overview (Summary) of Responsibilities: Responsible for performing patient-oriented procedures under the direction and supervision of a clinician, RN, or LVN to ensure safe and appropriate patient...
2 days ago
Kaiser Permanente - Bellflower, CA
Under direct supervision, measures patient facial features, adjusts eyeglass frames, and assists patients in selecting optical items to conform to corresponding optical prescriptions and...
2 days ago
University of Arkansas Medical Center - Little Rock, AR
, tonometry, keratometry, and pachymetry Special Tests, Procedures, and Assisting: Utilizes special skills to perform Goldmann perimetry, assist with surgical procedures, or photography Sharing of skills...
2 days ago
Newberg, OR
Seeking a flexible, multi-tasker with experience as an ophthalmic or medical assistant. Job is primarily direct patient care in an ophthalmology office, with some support duties. An established...
18 hours ago
Adventist Health - Central Valley Network - Willits, CA
Adventist Health is more than an award-winning health system. We provide whole-person care to our communities and champion the greater good - from the operating room to the boardroom, we are...
18 hours ago
Mayo Clinic - Eau Claire, WI
City Eau Claire State Wisconsin Telecommute No Department Ophthalmology Position description Provides patient care under supervision of provider when rooming patients in the clinic setting....
1 day ago
Kent, WA
Optical assistant for Kent area optometrist that is familiar with submitting insurance claims, dispensing glasses and contact lenses....
1 day ago
Center For Sight - Venice, FL
About Center For Sight: Center For Sight is one of the nations leading multi-specialty physician groups providing patients worldwide with care in ophthalmology, optometry, dermatology and cosmetic...
1 day ago
Center For Sight - Naples, FL
About Center For Sight: Center For Sight is one of the nations leading multi-specialty physician groups providing patients worldwide with care in ophthalmology, optometry, dermatology and cosmetic...
1 day ago
Caremount Medical - Mount Kisco, NY
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Optical Assistant Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Optical Engineering
The courses in this specialization can also be taken for academic credit as ECEA 5600-5602, part of CU Boulder's Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree. Enroll here. Optical...

Optical Efficiency and Resolution
This course can also be taken for academic credit as ECEA 5601, part of CU Boulder's Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree. Optical instruments are how we see the world, from...

Active Optical Devices
The courses in this specialization can also be taken for academic credit as ECEA 5605-5607, part of CU Boulder's Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree. Enroll here. This Active...

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Salary for Optical Assistant Jobs in Ashburn, VA

This is the average annual salary for Optical Assistant jobs in Ashburn, VA as reported by the BLS.

$45,561

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Optical Assistant positions.

Highest Education Level

Optical Assistants offer the following education background
  • High School or GED (33.1%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (21.6%)
  • Vocational or Certification (16.1%)
  • Associate's Degree (16.0%)
  • Doctorate Degree (5.4%)
  • Some College (3.4%)
  • Master's Degree (3.2%)
  • Some High School (1.2%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Optical Assistants
  • 1-2 years (25.9%)
  • 2-4 years (22.2%)
  • Less than 1 year (18.5%)
  • None (11.1%)
  • 10+ years (7.4%)
  • 4-6 years (7.4%)
  • 6-8 years (7.4%)

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