Opticians

(NOC 3231)
+10.11%
 

What do Opticians do?

Opticians prepare or supervise the preparation of eyeglasses, contact lenses, and low vision aids from prescriptions and fit them on clients.

How to become: Opticians

To work in this field, you usually need a high school diploma and specialized training at college, university or private institutes in your specialty.

You usually need supervised practical training.

You also usually need registration or certification with a professional association.

You may need a licence in the province/territory where you'll work.

Most recent entrants have a trade/vocational certificate or community college diploma, and almost 3 in 20 have an undergraduate university degree.

Where to study for a career as: Opticians

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Bachelor of Information Technology (Optical Systems and Sensors) Bachelor; Co-op
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Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Boston, Massachusetts, US

Related Program(s):
Optometry, Doctor of Doctorate
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University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Optometry Bachelor
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Red Deer Polytechnic
Red Deer, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Optometry (Pre-Professional) Bachelor; University Transfer
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Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Graduate Studies
Boston, Massachusetts, US

Related Program(s):
Premedical and Health Studies: Optometry Pathway (BS + OD) Doctorate
Doctor of Optometry Doctorate
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Modified on December 15, 2023

How much do Opticians make?

Low:
$36,005
Average:
$52,000
High:
$68,120

Job openings for Opticians

Job Seekers:
5,000
Job Openings:
5,800