Orthoptics. An instructional program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of an ophthalmologist, to correct vision defects in children and adults via therapeutic exercises. Includes instruction in strabismus, amblyopia, patient care and counseling, and diagnostic testing.

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Occupation Employment Average Wage
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Annual
Avg Openings
Mean Entry Experienced
Medical Assistants 7,080 9,930 473 Outstanding $11.07 $8.77 $12.22