Few of us sought to have a career as an OMA; rather, most of us 'fell into the field'. Ophthalmic Medical Assisting is one of the best kept secrets in our country today. Help spill the beans and spread the word by sharing this blog post with high school students and adults you know who are searching for a rewarding career.
Share your career with others who are searching for a rewarding career and share this blog post with them. If you'd like more information about Ophthalmic Medical Assisting as a career visit www.DiscoverEyeCareers.org . To find a formal ophthalmic training program visit http://www.coa-omp.org/future_students/find_a_program_usa.html . To learn more about certification visit www.JCAHPO.org .3. Generally requires no nights, weekends or holidays are required.
Why You Should Consider a Career in Ophthalmic Medical Assisting:
1. OMA's are in demand. If you are skilled and have quality professional references, you can go virtually anywhere and get a job in short order.
2. It doesn't require a college degree. On the job training is common
4. Most positions include a full benefits package and are well paying.
5. We rarely perform tasks that cause our patients pain, there is little or no blood
6. Work is in a pleasant, professional environment.
7. The medical field is well respected.
10. Best of all, OMA can positively effect patients' quality of life. Fitting a patient with their best glasses or helping them through an eye surgery can help patients maintain their independence. it may make the difference between them keeping their driver's license and not and can keep them living independently longer.
There are many different jobs and sub-specialities an OMA can pursue: Contact Lens Technician, Surgical Assistant, Low Vision Technician, Surgery Counselor, Scribe, Ultrasound Biometrist, Diagnostic Ultrasonographer, Optician, Imaging Technician, Refractionist, Clincial Supervisor, Practice Administrator and more.