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Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

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Employment for ophthalmic laboratory technicians is expected to grow by 10 percent through 2024, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, faster than the average for all occupations. Rising demand for corrective lenses and faster service in delivering finished eyeglasses will fuel employment growth. In addition, overall population growth and especially the growth in the elderly segment (who generally require the most vision care) will also increase the demand for qualified technicians.

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