2. Diverse work avenues: There are many avenues you can choose to pursue your career as a Licensed Optician, depending on your area of interest. For example, if you are more technical, you can choose to work in a lab, making lenses for glasses. If you are artistic, you can work for an eyewear manufacturer helping design frames. Sales focused people can become sales representatives for retail chains like IRIS or large companies such as Ray-Ban, Hugo Boss etc. This flexibility is quite alluring.
3. Short-term program: It is a fast-paced program so a career change can be done quickly and you can begin working without a long-term disruption of your life. In our current class, we have people from various backgrounds such as accounting, catering, servers, and nursing who want to try a new career, and with the program being only 13 months long, it provides a comprehensive but faster transition to a new career.
4. The potential for entrepreneurship: For those seeking to open their own business, the options of opening a small independent optical store or a large franchise is very lucrative. With the aging population, the need for eyeglasses is increasing. Therefore, business opportunities are in high demand with a great potential for success.
5. A sense of self-worth: An important part of any career is to feel pride in what you do. To become a Licensed Optician means an exclusivity that provides a specific skill set nobody else can mimic or claim to have. To know you are a certified health professional, licensed to operate and bound by strict rules and regulations is important in feeling valued for what you do. You are joining a small group of highly skilled and trained professionals who play an important role in people’s lives today than ever. Optician is a profession that is satisfying at so many levels. Follow my blog to take a closer look at the student life in the program and how it prepares students to become successful Licensed Opticians!