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.


Career Outlook:

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