The COA will give future employers more confidence in hiring you
The general trend in jobs for ophthalmic assistants is going up. Go ahead and
click on “Ophthalmic Assistant
Jobs” you will see that almost all of them require
experience and prefer those who have obtained their COA.
There are two things that employers know about you when they hire a COA. First,
you must have already worked in the field for 6 months. Second, you are
competent enough in the field to pass the challenging COA exam. If nothing else
those two things give you a big advantage over other non-COA applicants.