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Dispensing Opticians

Work with patients to fit eye glasses and contacts.

Quick Facts


Below the statewide median
$22.46 / hour    Read more about wages


Above statewide average
Growth rate:  6.2%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Gather medical information from patient histories.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Merchandise healthcare products or services.
  • Verify accuracy of patient information.
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Job Title Examples:

Dispensing Optician
Licensed Optician
Optometric Assistant

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