Optician Job Description
Your daily duties as an optician will likely include the following:
The Difference Between an Optician, Optometrist, and Ophthalmologist
Regulations vary from state to state, however certification is highly recommended because most employers require it. The American Board of Opticianry (ABO) and the National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE) offer national certification and testing for opticians. Opticians must re-certify every 3 years.
*Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics; Opticians, Dispensing. The salary information listed is based on a national average, unless noted. Actual salaries may vary greatly based on specialization within the field, location, years of experience and a variety of other factors. National long-term projections of employment growth may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.