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Dispensing Opticians

Overview

Dispensing opticians measure and fit clients with prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses, other low-vision aids, and sometimes artificial eyes. They help clients select appropriate frames and order all necessary ophthalmic laboratory work. Approximately 73,520 dispensing opticians work in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

Apprenticeship

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On

Scientific

Technical

Career Ladder
Sales Representative, or Manager, or Business Owner

Dispensing Optician

Optical Assistant

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