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Career as an Ophthalmic Technician

By Eyebuzz Subscribe to RSS | January 27th 2012 | Views:
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Before knowing about the career as an ophthalmology technician, one should have an idea about the responsibilities and work of the Ophthalmic Technician.

As an ophthalmology technician one needs to assist ophthalmologist in all his activities. It includes identifying, diagnosing and treating the disease and condition of eye. Ophthalmology technician also have to obtain medical history from patients, check diagnosis tests, help the patients in providing contact lens instruction and maintain optical instruments.

An ophthalmology technician has more expanded responsibilities than a normal technician. He/she may have to supervise other ophthalmologic staff. He may also have to assist ophthalmologist in surgery.

Ophthalmology technicians have an option to work in hospitals, clinics and academic medical centers.

Benefits of becoming an ophthalmology technician:

• Career in ophthalmology technician gives you both growth and flexibility.

• An ophthalmology technician gets professional work environment and gets a chance to work with experts.

• As the demand of qualified individual is increasing in ophthalmology, it has great job opportunities in coming future.

• If we look at the salary aspect, it has great earning potential.

• It has very favorable work schedules, generally the normal business hours.

• Ophthalmology technician have option of both working for full time or part time.

How to become and ophthalmology technician?

To make career in ophthalmology first of all one needs to complete high school. After that there are two methods of getting training of ophthalmology technician.

First method is to get an ophthalmology assistant’s position at an entry level and get promoted to the position. In this method the technician get majority of training through the job, from self study and mentoring of the ophthalmologist.

Second method is to get you enrolled for an academic program of ophthalmology technician, completion of which will help you get a certificate or degree. Here you get training through educational classes, and labs. To hold your position as ophthalmology technician you do not need a license, but some employers prefer to hire someone who has certificate and that’s why they ask for the certificate while hiring any ophthalmology technician.

Apart from the technical knowledge and certification an ophthalmology technician require some extra skills as well. As ophthalmology technician works as an important link between the ophthalmologist and patients, they need to need good communication and interpersonal skills. If a person has ability of multitasking and prioritizing the tasks it will be an added advantage to him. For more information on ophthalmologist andophthalmology technician jobs, visit eyebuzz.net

Eyebuzz - About Author:
EyeBuzz is an ophthalmology clinical job site specializing in catering to the needs of both ophthalmic job seekers and ophthalmology employers. The site is aimed at providing a one stop recruitment resource for ophthalmic clinical positions like ophthalmic technicians, ophthalmic photographers (certified retinal angiographers), ophthalmic scribes, Ophthalmic Technician Ophthalmologists, optometrists, and ophthalmic nurses.

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