Career Paths

Your career opportunities as an orthoptist:

Graduates who have completed the Orthoptics bachelor degree programme are authorised to practice as orthoptists.

Orthoptists can be employed as individuals or freelancers.

  • Cooperation with doctors independently working in the fields of diagnostics, therapy, rehabilitation and prevention of vision disorders, squints, amblyopia and ocular motility disorders, either as generalists or in fields with a highly specialised scope of functions (specialists)
  • As counsellors for informational and educational work, especially in preventive medicine
  • As internship coordinators or contract teachers of orthoptics, as well as positions in research and development

Job opportunities:

  • Eye care units and specialised wards in hospitals and outpatient clinics
  • with ophthalmologists
  • Rehabilitation centres
  • Institutions for the partially sighted or blind
  • Institutions providing pension schemes (mass screening for eyes, occupational medicine)

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