CEENTA believes in having the most qualified staff across the board, and part of that approach involves creating opportunities for people to discover their passion for our various industries. This is why we are proud to offer our paid Ophthalmic Apprenticeship Program this spring for anyone who wants to learn more about becoming an Ophthalmic Imaging Technician or Ophthalmic Assistant.
CEENTA's ophthalmic apprenticeship program provides a gateway looking to work in the eye care field as an assistant or technician at our historic practice. As a part of the program, apprentices will complete 12 weeks of didactic and skill learning followed by 12 weeks of clinical rotations in various subspecialties. Weekly quizzes and tests are administered along with frequent skill competency checks to ensure quality learning. At the end of the program, successful candidates will be eligible to transfer into our Visual Imaging department full-time.
This program is intended for candidates who truly want to explore the field of eye care, so new apprentices undergo a thorough vetting process before taking the program. Beyond interviews with CEENTA Operations Managers and our manager of ophthalmic clinical services, Tara Mauldin, the candidate is required to take an entrance exam to determine eligibility. Yet the right candidates are more than just capable of acing interviews and exams. The best candidates are those who are ready to learn new skills, work under pressure in a fast-paced environment, and think critically when caring for patients.
Prospective candidates should have at least a high school diploma or equivalent by the start of the program. Those who have experience in a medical office setting and/or customer service environments are preferred, but it is not required.
CEENTA’s program is perfect for anyone who wants to expand their knowledge of eye care, but it can also lead to a rewarding career in healthcare, certification that is recognized internationally, and unlimited professional opportunities. Not only that, but you can get paid in the process!
This program will also prepares technicians and assistants for the Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) Exam and give them the opportunity to transition to an ophthalmology role at a later time.
The next session of CEENTA's Ophthalmic Apprenticeship Program begins June 20, 2023. Learn more about our latest apprenticeship program, discover your pathway to a new career, and apply below.
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