Orthoptist Jobs in District of Columbia

Orthoptists are allied healthcare practitioners who specialize in diagnosing and treating disorders of the eye and visual system. Orthoptic treatment of certain conditions can relieve visual symptoms and enhance visual performance, but surgical intervention is not part of an orthoptist’s job description.

The median salary for an orthoptist is $61,379 according to Payscale, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects faster than average job growth for diagnostic/treatment practitioners in general at 10%–14% through 2026.

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Orthoptist

  • Children's National Health System
  • Washington, DC
  • 30+ days ago
Return to the home page Printable Format Job Description - Orthoptist (220001N9) Job Description Orthoptist - (220001N9) Description The Orthoptist will obtain pertinent ophthalmic history and systemic...

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Salary for Orthoptist Jobs in District of Columbia

Estimated salary range based on data from US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and iHireOptometry research efforts.

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Highest Education Level

Orthoptists in District of Columbia offer the following education background
  • Bachelor's Degree (33.3%)
  • Associate's Degree (16.7%)
  • Master's Degree (13.3%)
  • High School or GED (11.7%)
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (11.7%)
  • Doctorate Degree (6.7%)
  • Some College (6.7%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Orthoptists in District of Columbia
  • None (50.0%)
  • 2-4 years (25.0%)
  • 1-2 years (21.4%)
  • Less than 1 year (3.6%)

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