What They Do:
Opticians assist ophthalmologists and optometrists by fitting eyeglasses and helping customers choose which glasses best suit their needs.
Most opticians have a high school diploma; some may obtain associates degree. Some states require opticians to be licensed.
What They Make:
The 2019 median annual wage was $37,840.
Where They Work:
Opticians work in offices of optometrists.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of opticians is projected to grow 4 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.”
Updated February 2021