Unfamiliar Careers: Medical and Health Managers Physician Assistant
OptometryMedical and Health Managers Physician Assistant Main Duties Advancement Opportunities They examine people ‘s eyes to diagnose vision problems. Advancements are that optometrists wishing to teach or conduct research may study for a master’s degree or PhD in visual science, physiological optics, neurophysiologic optics, neurophysiology, public health, health administration, health information and communication, or health education. Plan, Direct, Coordinate, and supervise the delivery of health healthcare. You have the opportunity to become a specialist, who are in charge of specific clinical depts. and services. Assisting in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries. You can specialize in child health association. You can become surgeon assistants and emergency room physician assistants. Skills and Abilities Needed Business ability, self discipline, and the ability to deal tactfully with patients are important for success. The work of optometrists also requires attention to detail and manual dexterity. You need strong interpersonal skills, knowledge of management principles and practices. Also flexibility. Emotional stability, active listening skills, patience and the ability to deal with all types of people. Education, Training, and Preparation Time Needed Required to have a doctor of Optometry degree (O.D.). Complete 4 yr accredited optometry school. All states require optometrists to be licensed. Completion of a bachelor degree in health services administration or a completion in a bachelor degree with extensive work experience in related medical or health occupations. Completion of either an associate or bachelor degrees, in a physician assistant program. You need a license by the medical board of California. Majority has a bachelor degree.
OptometryMedical and Health Managers Physician Assistant Work Setting and Work Place Private practice, Universities, and hospitals. Hospital,Private practice, clinic or a hospital. Average Salary and Job Outlook The median expected salary for a typical optometrist in the United States is $102,342. The job outlook is expected to grow 11% from 2006-20016. $90,499. estimated annual job openings 740. $80,546. estimated annual job openings 310. Sources of Information http://swz.salary.com/salary wizard/layouthtmls/swzl_co mpresult_national_HC0700 0340.html http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos 073.htm http://www.calmis.ca.gov/fil e/healthcare/hcc-medical- health-services-mgrs.pdf http://www.calmis.ca.gov/file/h ealthcare/hcc-physician- assistants.pdf