Optical Assistant Jobs

These eye care specialists handle clinical and administrative tasks in an optometry office. An optical assistant’s job description may include greeting patients, answering phones, handling correspondence, managing patient records, scheduling appointments, assisting with vision tests, and teaching patients how to use and care for glasses and contact lenses.

The median salary for an optical assistant member is $30,492 according to Payscale, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects faster than average job growth for medical assistants in general at 15%+ through 2026.

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Alpharetta, GA
We are a busy Optometric Office seeking a team player to assist with patient care in both pre-testing and Optical Sales....
3 days ago
Springfield Clinic - Springfield, IL
Perform basic diagnostic skills and testing, which may include manual/auto lensometry, VEP testing, pachymetry, keratometry, visual fields, contact lens instruction, tonometry and fundus photography...
1 day ago
Healthcare Partners - East Los Angeles, CA
Overview: Responsible for performing patient-oriented procedures under the direction and supervision of a clinician, RN, or LVN to ensure safe and appropriate patient care; assists the clinician...
2 days ago
Staffmark - Muncie, IN
Optical Assistant/Customer Service Our client has just added two more openings for their busy medical facility in Muncie, IN....
2 days ago
VisionWorks - Millbury, MA
Retail Optical Assistant Store 1262, The Shoppes at Blackstone Valley, Millbury, Massachusetts, United States of America Req #18321 Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Summary: To act as a liaison between our customers...
21 hours ago
VisionWorks - Saugus, MA
Optical Assistant Store 1256, Square One Mall, Saugus, Massachusetts, United States of America Req #18394 Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Summary: To act as a liaison between our customers and professional staff...
21 hours ago
Eye Care Partners - Des Peres, MO
EyeCare Partners (ECP) is dedicated to being the provider of choice for vision care patients. With a network of more than 550 full-scope medical optometry and ophthalmology practices across 18...
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16 hours ago Eye Care Partners
Eyeglass World - Lexington, KY
Promotes visual field testing and retinal screenings to eligible patients. Performs exam pre-screening. Reviews prescriptions and/or patient information carefully and identifies special needs....
1 day ago
Vision Center by Walmart - Roseville, CA
Assist with dispensing eyeglasses and contact lens to patients, as permitted by state law....
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1 day ago Vision Center by Walmart
America's Best - Brick, NJ
Assist with dispensing eyeglasses and contact lenses to customers. Perform insertion and removal training of contact lenses to customers. Educate clients on proper eyeglass and contact lens care....
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1 day ago America's Best
Mercy Health Corporation - Lake Geneva, WI
Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center Walworth * WALWORTH OPTICAL CLINIC Lake Geneva, WI Clerical Active Part Time Hourly (40-59 ppp) FTE.5-.74, Day, 8a-5p Req # 20372 Department/Skill...
1 day ago
CareMount Medical - Jefferson Valley, NY
May assist with patient contact lens insertion and removal training. 2. Performs stocking and maintenance functions. Maintains physical environment of exam and procedure rooms....
3 days ago
Henry Ford Health System - Detroit, MI
Visual Field Testing: Perform confrontation visual field and screening tests using automated and/or Frequency Doubling perimetry. Detect central field abnormalities with an Amsler grid....
2 days ago
Medical Recruiting Strategies - Hazard, KY
We are currently Hiring Medical Assistant for a Permanent Position with our Client in Hazard, KY. It is a direct hire role with full Benefits Full time job : (M to F) 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM If...
22 hours ago
Houston, TX
At Medix, we are dedicated to creating opportunities for talent through our Healthcare, Scientific and Information Technology divisions. Our dedicated recruiters offer a personalized service to...
1 day ago

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Salary for Optical Assistant Jobs Nationwide

This is the average annual salary for Optical Assistant jobs nationwide as reported by the BLS.


Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Optical Assistant positions.

Highest Education Level

Optical Assistants offer the following education background
  • High School or GED (32.3%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (22.5%)
  • Associate's Degree (16.2%)
  • Vocational or Certification (15.9%)
  • Doctorate Degree (5.3%)
  • Some College (3.4%)
  • Master's Degree (3.2%)
  • Some High School (1.2%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Optical Assistants
  • 1-2 years (25.9%)
  • 2-4 years (22.2%)
  • Less than 1 year (18.5%)
  • None (11.1%)
  • 10+ years (7.4%)
  • 4-6 years (7.4%)
  • 6-8 years (7.4%)

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