When creating an ophthalmic technician resume or an ophthalmic assistant resume, you want to give the potential employer the information the are looking for in an organized and concise manner, without a lot of embellishment.

Here are the sections that you will need to include:

Header: Include your name, your level of certification if applicable, the town or city where you live, and contact information such as address, phone number, and email. If you are not a certified ophthalmic technician, do not claim to be a technician, rather list yourself as an ophthalmic assistant if you have job experience, and then work on getting certified.

Objective: State what you are looking for. This can be as simples as, "I am seeking employment as an ophthalmic technician doing patient care in an ophthalmologist's office." Resist the temptation to get too flowery here.

Skills: State all of your skills in a truthful manner. Do not exaggerate your capabilities. For example, do not claim to know retinoscopy if you are not good at it. This section is very important to the employer. If you are hired, and you cannot do what you claim, the employer will be very unhappy with you.

Work Experience: List all the jobs you have had that are meaningful. Meaning, don't list that babysitting job you had at age 10. List them in reverse chronological order. List your job title, the name of the employer, the location, the time period that you were employed, and a brief description of your duties.

Education: List your educational accomplishment in reverse chronological order. If you have a college degree, you don't need to list that you are a high school graduate. If applicable, list your degree, your area of study, and the school.

References: You don't have to list your references here, but definitely have 2 to 3 good references to present at a job interview.

Click here to look at a sample ophthalmic technician resume.

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