Optician - Salary and Career
Doctors in surgical specialties

Optician - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They perform surgical interventions according to the needs of each patient, implant orthoses and prostheses, transplant organs and tissues, carry out medical consultations and assistance for the treatment of patients, implement disease prevention and health promotion actions, both individual and collective, prepare medical documents , administer health services and disseminate knowledge in the medical field.

How much does an Optician earn

A Optician earns between $2.297 and $12.706 per month, with an average monthly salary of $5.051 and a median salary of $3.936 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 194 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Optician

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 5.051 60.609 1.263 50
1º Quartile 2.297 27.565 574 23
Median Salary 3.936 47.227 984 39
3º Quartile 9.690 116.281 2.423 96
Higher Salary 12.706 152.472 3.176 126

Professional job categories

  • Science and arts professionals
    • professionals of biological sciences, health
      • medical professionals
        • doctors in surgical specialties

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Main workplaces

Doctors in surgical specialties the positions of this CBO family develop their activities in the sectors of health, social services, teaching, research and development. They act as self-employed without permanent supervision, can work individually or in teams, carry out activities indoors and at irregular hours. In some situations, they work in uncomfortable positions for long periods and, due to the nature and responsibility of their work, they are subject to stress. In some of the occupations professionals may be subject to the action of toxic, chemical, radioactive and biological materials.

What does it take to work in the field of Doctors in surgical specialties

The occupations are performed by professionals with higher education, accredited by the CFM Conselho Federal de Medicina. The exercise of the function takes place after a period of one to two years of professional experience plus a specialization course or medical residency in the area of expertise.

Functions and activities of Optician

Doctors in surgical specialties must:

  • diffusion of medical knowledge;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • disseminate medical knowledge;
  • implementing actions for health promotion;
  • perform medical consultation and care;
  • elaborate medical documents;
  • diffuse medical knowledge;
  • practicing surgical interventions;
  • manage health services;
  • practice surgical interventions;
  • perform medical consultation and care;
  • spreading medical knowledge;
  • implement actions for health promotion;
  • perform consultation and medical assistance;
  • treat the patient (as a biopsychosocial being);
  • perform medical consultation and assistance;
  • administering health services;
  • difusing medical knowledge;
  • treat patient (as a biopsychosocial being);
  • diffusion medical knowledge;
  • treating patient (as a biopsychosocial being);

  • Activities

    • issue reports;
    • evaluate the risks of surgery;
    • request interconsultations;
    • practice interventional procedures;
    • demonstrate ability to work in a team;
    • developing research in medicine;
    • teaching classes;
    • writing scientific papers;
    • forward organs and tissues;
    • indicate treatment;
    • perform urgent and emergency care;
    • elaborate standard operating procedures;
    • request hospitalization;
    • discuss diagnosis, prognosis and treatment with patients, guardians and family members;
    • coordinating health programs;
    • assist the delivery;
    • elaborate protocols for medical procedures;
    • supervise staff;
    • describe medical actions;
    • assist standardization of medical activities;
    • perform physical examination;
    • practicing interventional procedures;
    • demonstrate decision-making ability;
    • perform treatments with chemical agents;
    • prepare teaching material;
    • issue certificates;
    • evaluate expert knowledge;
    • assist the regulation of medical activities;
    • check equipment and instruments;
    • establishing medical-hospital committees;
    • perform complementary exams;
    • promoting educational activities;
    • perform community health diagnosis;
    • operating equipment and instruments;
    • participating on boards of associations, class entities and health councils;
    • preserving organs and tissues;
    • select patients in specific situations;
    • remove organs and tissues;
    • set up medical-hospital committees;
    • develop research projects;
    • demonstrate impartiality of judgment;
    • forwarding organs and tissues;
    • perform treatments with physical agents;
    • select orthoses, prostheses and special materials;
    • providing preventive treatments;
    • develop procedures;
    • demonstrate time management skills;
    • implementing biosecurity measures;
    • select work team;
    • manage urgent and emergency situations;
    • perform home visits;
    • perform medical expertise, audits and inquiries;
    • organizing continuing education courses;
    • developing procedures;
    • demonstrate ability to interpret verbal and non-verbal language;
    • prescribe medication;
    • issue opinions;
    • refer patients to other professionals;
    • practice interventionist procedures;
    • writing scientific papers;
    • prescribe immunization;
    • perform anamnesis;
    • to raise diagnostic hypotheses;
    • demonstrate ability to provide humanized care;
    • define surgical team;
    • demonstrate ability to deal with adverse situations;
    • interpret data from clinical exams and complementary exams;
    • implanting prostheses and orthotics;
    • participate in the boards of associations, professional associations and health councils;
    • promoting health campaigns;
    • elaborate image documents;
    • demonstrate quickness of perception;
    • request interconsultations;
    • set up service schedule;
    • participating on boards of associations, professional associations and health councils;
    • raise diagnostic hypotheses;
    • demonstrate selective attention capacity;
    • define surgical technique;
    • follow the patient's therapeutic plan;
    • diagnose the health status of patients;
    • distribute tasks;
    • issue declarations;
    • prescribing immunization;
    • treat complications;
    • fill in compulsory notification forms;
    • issue prescriptions;
    • issuing certificates;
    • plan patient treatment;
    • disclose information in the media;
    • attend interconsultations;
    • demonstrate medical actions;
    • perform gene therapy;
    • perform hospital visits;
    • elaborate reports;
    • demonstrate ability to preserve medical confidentiality;
    • organizing scientific meetings;
    • demonstrate empathy;
    • demonstrate ability to listen;
    • disseminating information in the media;
    • evaluate medical acts;
    • select equipment and instruments;
    • performing organ and tissue transplants;
    • supervise medical training;
    • participate in meetings, congresses and other scientific events;
    • provide consultancy and advice;
    • coordinating health programs;
    • evaluating risks of surgery;
    • evaluate therapeutic options;
    • request additional exams;
    • establish medical-hospital committees;
    • prescribe treatment;
    • demonstrate altruism;
    • implementing biosafety measures;
    • elaborate informative and normative material;
    • develop equipment;
    • perform instrumental workup;
    • supervise medical acts;
    • perform medical expertise, audits and investigations;
    • tracking prevalent diseases;
    • specify inputs;
    • demonstrate leadership ability;
    • demonstrate tolerance;
    • prescribing hygienic-dietary measures;
    • establish prognosis;
    • perform treatments with biological agents;
    • demonstrate ability to adapt language;
    • manage financial resources;
    • practice clinical interventions;
    • monitor the patient's medical evolution;
    • establishing a health action plan;
    • elaborate reports;
    • elaborate image documents;
    • dispatch work;
    • elaborate medical records;
    • assist in the regulation of medical activities;

    Sectors that hire Optician the most in the job market

    • service activities in emergency room and hospital units for emergency care
    • hospital care activities
    • outpatient medical activity restricted to consultations
    • general public administration
    • outpatient care activities
    • support activities for education
    • other human health care activities
    • outpatient medical activity with resources for performing complementary exams
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • health management support activities

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