The PathMatch Guide to

Ophthalmology

A Day in the Life

An Ophthalmologist is a surgical and medical expert that focuses on the function, structure, diseases, and treatment of the eye. Ophthalmologists receive more training than Optometrists so that they can perform surgery and other procedures on the eye. Some of the things that Ophthalmologists do is treat imperfections of the eye through medical or surgical mens, prescribe glasses to patients, and perform surgeries by hand with some computerized surgical tools or lasers.

Work Responsibilities

Skills You'll Need

  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Excellent medical knowledge
  • Math and physics skills
  • Strong communication, organizational, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong managerial and administrative skills

Industries You'll Work In

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The Network You'd Build

Here are a few real-word examples of jobs and people working in this industry right now.

Example Jobs

Real World Professionals

Growth Path

  1. General
  2. Cornea
  3. Plastics and Glaucoma
  4. Retinal
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Demand for Talent

  • The job market for ophthalmologists is expected to grow by 11.4% between 2016 and 2026
  • Ophthalmologists will always be needed to perform surgery and other procedures on the eye with the help of different technologies, so the demand for this position will remain fairly steady

Compensation

$125K-$175K
General
$175K-$200K
Cornea
$250K+
Plastics and Glaucoma
$200K-$400K
Retinal

Teams You'll Work With

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Work/Life Balance Score

Work/life balance is when someone equally prioritizes their career and their personal life. This balance can vary greatly from one career to the next.

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Job Stability Score

Job stability is about more than your experience and career. As industries decline, so do the jobs in them.

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Prestige Score

Job stability is about more than your experience and career. As industries decline, so do the jobs in them.

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