Ophthalmic Technician 

(Female, Age 38) from houston, NY

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job Title Ophthalmic Technician
Salary $20,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week 48
Company Size (not answered)
Location houston, NY
Years Experience 0

Career Ratings

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Years in Career 0
Education (not answered)
Income Rating 0 / 10
Interest Rating 0 / 10
Work-Life Rating 0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating 0 / 10

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
Private pracitice optical with 5 locations

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Provide patients with the lastest technology in the health and care of their eyes.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
Yes I work with the public on a dailey basis. I like working with the public but would like to work more with patients and docotors in my profession and not in the retail side of the field.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
Mall is the current location. I do prefer working in a free standing clinic.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 1
Benefits: 2
Hours: 7
Co-Workers: 3
Supervisors: 4
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 5
The Actual Work: 6

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8am Not open
8am to 9am Not open
9am to 10am arrive at 9:45 to open office and prep exam rooms
10am to 11am check voicemails and return patient calls
11am to 12pm call patients to confirm appointments for the next day
12pm to 1pm assist patients with their eye care needs
1pm to 2pm quality control of checking in contact lens orders

and 30 minute lunch

2pm to 3pm follow up with patients that have eye glass or contact lens orders ready for pick up
3pm to 4pm Filing insurance claims for patients office visits
4pm to 5pm filing patient charts and pulling charts for next day appointments
5pm to 6pm counting inventory
6pm to 7pm Continue patient care
7pm to 8pm stock exam rooms for next day
8pm to 9pm closing procedures for office
9pm to 10pm office closed
10pm to 11pm office closed
11pm to 12am office closed

Table of Contents

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?

What was the application process?
Submitted resume, 2 phone interviews, and 1 face to face interview

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
I had 2 phone interviews with 2 office managers and one face to face interview with the CEO.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Past employement, job titles, job description, average salary and/or commission, education level, hobbies, and personal intrests.

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes they made sure I had time and proper training to carefully preform tasks at hand.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Phone systems, computer programs, medical abbreviation, specific diagnostic instruments,and filing claims with insurance companies.

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
When I have finished my degree I will be more prepared to keep up with the latest technology and ey health issues.

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
Yes while I am in school I am being trained to be able to preform task in my occupation without supervision.

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Sign up for classes at San Jacinto. Could also join one of the following organizations: Certifitied Opticians Association, or Texas Optometry Association

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Most be able to interact with the public and maintain professionalism. Most have excellent organizational skills to keep up with important files and documents. Must also be able to proform diagnostic testing.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Be patient, flexible, and willing to work with the public.

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes it is I am only seeking more knowledge and a degree so that I can advance in the current profession while increasing my salary, benifits, and knowledge.

What are your current career goals?
To complete my degree and advance my knowledge in my occupation.

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
Although at times it can be challanging in the end it is very rewarding.

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

Title Length Salary Description
Prior Job 1 Optician 1 year 38000 despinsing Optician
Prior Job 2 Optical Mananger 3 years 30000 Open and close office, ordering supplies, ordering products, filing insurance claims for patients, supplying patients with the information and instructions for promoting good eye health care.

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:

GPA School Degree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
san Jacinto N/A
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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