Every couple of years each state’s Department of Labor works in conjunction with the Bureau of Labor Statistics to compile projections for job growth by occupation. We identified the occupations in Texas that are projected to have at least 1,000 workers in 2024, and we ranked every occupation based on predicted job growth in 2017.
25. Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
Expected Job Growth %: 34.68
Job Openings in Texas by 2024: 4,660
Average Salary: $33,270
They perform ophthalmic clinical functions under the supervision of ophthalmologists, perform eye exams and eye medications, and give tips to patients on how to use corrective lenses properly.