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Although no postsecondary degree is necessary to become an optics technician, in practice the experience to  become an optics technician is often acquired through a two-year program at a technical institute or community college. Training may also be acquired through some large corporations. To become an optics technician, one must have skills in deductive reasoning in order to solve problems; reading and following of instructions; mathematics to analyze, design, and troubleshoot one's work; and writing skills to report on testing results or problems encountered in their work. Helpful personality traits include dependability, attention to detail, initiative, and independence.

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