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Real-Life Optician Job Profiles

Below is a list of links to anonymous job profiles of REAL PEOPLE who have filled out our survey and offered to share their insights with our users about their job in the Optician field.
IDJob TitleGenderAgeEarningsCity & StateDate
33869OpticianFemale47 $50,000Natick, MA01/01/2010
33684Optician: Order, Dispense, Repair Eyeglasses.Female42 $23,000Eastpointe, NY01/01/2010
32487OpticianFemale38 $69,000Portland, OR01/01/2010

Overview

With the help of corrective lenses, opticians can make a huge difference in the lives of those with poor vision. If you have a strong desire to help people and are interested in human anatomy, especially the eye, this career may be perfect for you.

Most opticians work in conjunction with an ophthalmologist or an optometrist, helping patients select eyewear that fits properly and matches their personal style. Opticians also help patients learn to wear their glasses or contact lenses properly. As an optician, you can choose to work in a number of different settings, from a retail shop to a hospital to a optometrist?s office.

Working as an optician generally does not require a particular degree, but a degree in opticianry can help prepare you for a career in the field. After completing your education, you can begin a training program to learn how to adjust the fit of a pair of glasses, take eye measurements, and more. This career is best suited for individuals who have excellent customer service skills and want to work directly with a wide population of people. Opticians can find employment in both large and small cities and earn a modest income.

If you?re interested in eye care and helping others, this career might fit your personality and aptitude perfectly. If this career sounds appealing to you, please read the real-world career profiles below for more detailed information. We?ve interviewed qualified opticians one-on-one to give you the side scoop on the daily life in this field, including career paths, salaries, and more.


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