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Become An Ophthalmologist

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Working As An Ophthalmologist

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Repetitive

  • $34,320

    Average Salary

Example Of What An Ophthalmologist does

  • Preformed various vision and diagnostic tests.
  • Document the physician's patient history.
  • Retrieve patient medical records for physicians, technicians, or other medical personnel.
  • Stocked Doctor's exam room daily & ensured that the Doctor had all equipment prior to entering the room.
  • Checked eye pressure with a Tonopen.
  • Front desk: Triage, phones, scheduling, filing.
  • Assisted Doctor during minor surgical procedures .
  • Obtain cornea thickness measurement using Pachymetry.
  • Measured intraocular pressure of eyes.
  • Observed Dr. Edward Feinberg as he interviewed patients and performed surgeries to gain fundamental knowledge of the field of ophthalmology.
  • Take Vital signs, Triage and screen patients.
  • Stock customer service stations with paper products or beverage preparation items.
  • Use OCT, Humphrey Visual Fields, and IOL Master Pre OP and Post Op patients
  • Examined patients with: Glaucoma, Uveitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cataract.
  • Eye care technician, patient diagnostics and assessments.
  • Perform eye exams tests such as visual acuity test.
  • Cancel, book and/or reschedule appointments.
  • Set up exam rooms, cleaned up and sterilized for next patients.
  • Performed testing to include automated refractometer, lensometry, visual acuity measurements and other patient services requested by the ophthalmologist/optometrist.
  • Maintained accurate records of patient care, condition, progress and concerns.

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How To Become An Ophthalmologist

Most medical assistants have postsecondary education such as a certificate. Others enter the occupation with a high school diploma and learn through on-the-job training.

Education

Medical assistants typically graduate from postsecondary education programs. Although there are no formal educational requirements for becoming a medical assistant in most states, employers may prefer to hire assistants who have completed these programs.

Programs for medical assisting are available from community colleges, vocational schools, technical schools, and universities and take about 1 year to complete. These programs usually lead to a certificate or diploma. Some community colleges offer 2-year programs that lead to an associate’s degree. All programs have classroom and laboratory portions that include lessons in anatomy and medical terminology.

Some medical assistants have a high school diploma or equivalent and learn their duties on the job. High school students interested in a career as a medical assistant should take courses in biology, chemistry, and anatomy.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Medical assistants must be able to understand and follow medical charts and diagnoses. They may be required to code a patient’s medical records for billing purposes.

Detail oriented. Medical assistants need to be precise when taking vital signs or recording patient information. Physicians and insurance companies rely on accurate records.

Interpersonal skills. Medical assistants need to be able to discuss patient information with other medical personnel, such as physicians. They often interact with patients who may be in pain or in distress, so they need to be able to act in a calm and professional manner.

Technical skills. Medical assistants should be able to use basic clinical instruments so they can take a patient’s vital signs, such as heart rate and blood pressure.

Training

Medical assistants who do not have postsecondary education learn their skills through on-the-job training. Physicians or other medical assistants may teach a new assistant medical terminology, the names of the instruments, how to do daily tasks, how to interact with patients, and other tasks that help keep an office running smoothly. Medical assistants also learn how to code both paper and electronic health records (EHRs) and how to record patient information. It can take several months for an assistant to complete training, depending on the facility.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Medical assistants are not required to be certified in most states. However, employers prefer to hire certified assistants.

Several organizations offer certification. An applicant must pass an exam and have taken one of several routes to be eligible for each certification. These routes include graduation from an accredited program and work experience, among others. In most cases, an applicant must be at least 18 years old before applying for certification.

The National Commission for Certifying Agencies, part of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence, accredits five certifications for medical assistants:

  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) from the American Association of Medical Assistants
  • Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) from American Medical Technologists
  • National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) from the National Center for Competency Testing
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) from the National Healthcareer Association
  • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) from the National Healthcareer Association

Some states may require assistants to graduate from an accredited program, pass an exam, or both, in order to practice. Contact the state board of medicine for more information.

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Ophthalmologist Demographics

Gender

  • Female

    76.2%
  • Male

    19.0%
  • Unknown

    4.8%

Ethnicity

  • White

    66.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    17.5%
  • Asian

    10.9%
  • Unknown

    5.1%
  • Black or African American

    0.5%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    48.0%
  • Russian

    8.0%
  • Serbian

    4.0%
  • Chinese

    4.0%
  • French

    4.0%
  • Mandarin

    4.0%
  • Ukrainian

    4.0%
  • Filipino

    2.0%
  • Greek

    2.0%
  • German

    2.0%
  • Bosnian

    2.0%
  • Hebrew

    2.0%
  • Hakka

    2.0%
  • Urdu

    2.0%
  • Hindi

    2.0%
  • Cantonese

    2.0%
  • Polish

    2.0%
  • Arabic

    2.0%
  • Croatian

    2.0%
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Real Ophthalmologist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Ophthalmologist Charleston Area Medical Center, Inc. Charleston, WV Jul 24, 2015 $395,000
Ophthalmologist Charleston Area Medical Center, Inc. Charleston, WV Jul 01, 2014 $395,000
Ophthalmologist Grand View Health System Ironwood, MI Jun 01, 2010 $375,000
Ophthalmologist Green Clinic, LLC Ruston, LA May 01, 2015 $350,000
Ophthalmologist Green Clinic, LLC Ruston, LA Sep 14, 2015 $350,000
Ophthalmologist Green Clinic, LLC Ruston, LA Sep 19, 2014 $350,000
Ophthalmologist Ophthalmic Consultant of Texas, P.A. McAllen, TX Jul 09, 2013 $350,000
Ophthalmologist Citizens Memorial Hospital District Bolivar, MO Jul 05, 2012 $333,920 -
$354,790
Ophthalmologist Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN Jan 05, 2016 $305,000
Ophthalmologist Citizens Memorial Hospital District Bolivar, MO May 01, 2012 $300,000 -
$375,000
Ophthalmologist Citizens Memorial Hospital District Bolivar, MO Sep 14, 2012 $300,000 -
$375,000
Ophthalmologist Citizens Memorial Hospital District Bolivar, MO Oct 01, 2012 $300,000 -
$375,000
Attending Ophthalmologist St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center New York, NY Jan 14, 2016 $240,000
Attending Ophthalmologist Mount Sinai Medical Center New York, NY Mar 12, 2015 $238,160
Attending Ophthalmologist Mount Sinai Medical Center New York, NY Apr 10, 2015 $238,160
Ophthalmologists Glen K. Goodman, PC Milford, MA Jan 07, 2016 $225,000
Ophthalmologist Specialty Eye Care Medical Center Inc. Glendale, CA Dec 01, 2016 $220,000
Ophthalmologist Specialty Eye Care Medical Center Inc. Glendale, CA Jan 12, 2016 $220,000
Ophthalmologist Ophthalmic Consultants of Texas, P.A. Harlingen, TX Jul 01, 2015 $200,000
Ophthalmologist Ophthalmic Consultants of Texas, P.A. Weslaco, TX Jul 01, 2015 $200,000
Ophthalmologist John W. Forrest Gainesville, GA Sep 09, 2016 $187,200
Ophthalmologist Hennepin Health System Minneapolis, MN Oct 05, 2015 $187,200
Ophthalmologist Hennepin Health System Minneapolis, MN Aug 29, 2015 $187,200
Ophthalmologist University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation Rockford, IL Oct 01, 2013 $183,948
Ophthalmologist University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation Madison, WI Oct 01, 2013 $183,948
Ophthalmologist Cedar Valley Medical Specialists, P.C. Waterloo, IA Feb 07, 2011 $180,000

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Top Skills for An Ophthalmologist

SurgicalProceduresPatientHistoryOphthalmologyGlaucomaLaserProceduresVisualAcuityOCTVisualFieldsScheduleAppointmentsFundusPhotosMedicalRecordsPatientCareEyeCareEyeExamsApplanationTonometryFrontDeskCustomerServiceEyePressureIntraocularPressureA-Scan

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Top Ophthalmologist Skills

  1. Surgical Procedures
  2. Patient History
  3. Ophthalmology
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Prepare for and assist physician during diagnostic and minor in-office surgical procedures.
  • Obtain patient history, test and document patients visual acuity.
  • Front Office Supervisor/Medical Secretary Supervisory duties involved scheduling and maintenance of daily appointments for busy ophthalmology practice.
  • Perform operation on cataract and glaucoma independently.
  • Performed testing to include automated refractometer, lensometry, visual acuity measurements and other patient services requested by the ophthalmologist/optometrist.

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