55 weeks, including a 6-week full-time practicum and a 4-week full-time preceptorship
Additional 30 weeks
Twice per year (April and October)
Up to $25/hour with the potential to earn up to $80,000/ year
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About the Career
As an Optician, you’ll find opportunities for employment in:
- Optometry clinics
- Optical stores (independent or chain)
- Ophthalmology offices
- Optics labs
- Independent business offices
- Product sales sector
Based on employment statistics gathered by Stenberg College, the wage range for Opticians is from $14 – $21 per hour depending on experience and location. There are also opportunities for benefits, incentives, bonuses and sales-based commission.
The related national occupation classification number for Opticians is 3231.