Optometric Technician Jobs in Sarasota, FL

These eye care professionals perform a variety of tasks to assist the optometrist in vision assessment and corrective procedures. An optometric technician’s job description may also involve recording patient medical histories and preparing patients for eye exams as well as assisting with eye exercises and vision therapy.

The median salary for an optometric technician is $29,382 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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Eyeglass World - Bradenton, FL (6 miles from Sarasota, FL)
Promotes visual field testing and retinal screenings to eligible patients. Performs exam pre-screening. Reviews prescriptions and/or patient information carefully and identifies special needs....
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1 day ago Eyeglass World
Bradenton, FL (6 miles from Sarasota, FL)
Duties include greeting patients, answering phones, scheduling appointments, filing, verifying patient insurance coverage, contact lens training, eye glass sales, collecting payments and more....
6 days ago
VisionWorks - Bradenton, FL (6 miles from Sarasota, FL)
Order (regular and trials), stock, notify patients when their contact lenses are available for dispensing, dispense contact lenses and eyewear using SERVE. 11....
30+ days ago
VisionWorks - Sarasota, FL
Order (regular and trials), stock, notify patients when their contact lenses are available for dispensing, dispense contact lenses and eyewear using SERVE. 11....
90+ days ago

Demographic Data for Sarasota, FL

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Salary for Optometric Technician Jobs in Sarasota, FL

This is the average annual salary for Optometric Technician jobs in Sarasota, FL as reported by the BLS.

$35,179

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Highest Education Level

Optometric Technicians in Sarasota, FL offer the following education background
  • High School or GED (28.6%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (23.8%)
  • Associate's Degree (16.5%)
  • Vocational or Certification (15.1%)
  • Doctorate Degree (7.6%)
  • Some College (4.7%)
  • Master's Degree (3.0%)
  • Some High School (0.8%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Optometric Technicians in Sarasota, FL
  • 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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