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.

Search Optical Assistant Jobs

1-15 of 940 Jobs

Medical Assistant

  • 360Care
  • Columbia, SC
  • 2 days ago

Medical Assistant 360care Columbia, SC Full-Time Apply on company site Job Details Company Overview favorite_border Purpose: This position is responsible for visiting long term care facilities and...

Ophthalmic Assistant/UKHC

  • University of Kentucky
  • Lexington, KY
  • 1 day ago

Job Summary The Ophthalmic Assistant - Non-Certified is the entry level position for those wishing to gain ophthalmic technician experience with Pikeville Eye Clinic. We want to be the preferred...

Vision Services Assistant II

  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Sacramento, CA
  • 17 hours ago

Essential Functions: • Measures and records intraocular pressure (tonometry), neutralization of spectacles (lensometry), automated visual fields, autorefraction (in preparation for the subjective refraction...

Optometry Assistant

  • Cary, NC
  • 13 hours ago

Preston Optometry is growing and is seeking technician to pretest patients, front desk, insurance (experience preferred). Ideal candidate will have experience in optometry office, knowledge of...

Ophthalmic Assistant - Reliant Medical G

  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Southborough, MA
  • 11 hours ago

Ophthalmic Assistant - Reliant Medical G UnitedHealth Group Job Order #: 16818350 Southborough, MA 01772 Full Time 40 hours per week POSTED 5/14/2022 MORE INFORMATION SAVE JOB DESCRIPTION This Job...

Medical Assistant ($500 Sign-on Bonus)

  • EyeSouth Partners
  • Crestview Hills, KY
  • 11 hours ago

pressure) Measure pupil size and reactivity Test and measure eye muscle function Visual field testing Corneal thickness measurement Corneal curvature measurement Corneal topography Retinal nerve fiber...

Ophthalmology Assistant/Associate Professor - Job Opening 242752How to Apply:To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online at search job opening: 242752. Required...

Ophthalmic Assistant

  • 20/20 Now
  • Carlsbad, CA
  • 12 hours ago

and be able to recognize and record abnormalities Maintain proper medical records documentation Conduct automated visual field tests, digital slit lamp procedures, refractometry, retinal imaging (fundus...

Optometry Assistant Oa

  • United Health Centers Of The San Joaquin Valley
  • Sanger, CA
  • 10 hours ago

The OA is also responsible for helping assist patients in the optical area with the fitting, ordering and dispensing of eyeglasses or contact lenses as directed by the Optometrist....

Optometry Receptionist/Assistant

  • Marina del Rey, CA
  • 3 hours ago

Duties include answering phones, scheduling appointments, confirming appointments, pre-testing patients, filing, and collecting exam payments....

Direct Apply

Licensed Optician - Assistant Manager

  • America's Best
  • Altamonte Springs, FL
  • 2 days ago

Optical sales experience. Supervising experience is preferred. Proven ability to lead, coach and build associate relationships. Sound understanding of store operations and standards for success....

Optical Assistant

  • Brooklyn, NY
  • 2 days ago

A strong background in optical sales is strongly preferred....

Research Physicist Research Assistant Optical Physics

  • Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Greenbelt, MD
  • 2 days ago

Please follow all instructions carefully) Summary You will serve as a Calibration Research Scientist in the Biospheric Sciences Laboratory of the Earth Sciences Division in the Sciences and...

Duties include answering phones, scheduling appointments, confirming appointments, pre-testing patients, filing, and collecting exam payments....

Direct Apply

Licensed Optician - Assistant Manager

  • America's Best
  • New York, NY
  • 1 day ago

The Suitable Talent Optical sales experience. Supervising experience is preferred. Maintain Optical license in states that require licensure....

Optical Assistant Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Optical Efficiency and Resolution
This course can also be taken for academic credit as ECEA 5601, part of CU Boulders Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree. Optical instruments are how we see the world, from...

Optical Engineering
The courses in this specialization can also be taken for academic credit as ECEA 5600-5602, part of CU Boulders Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree. Enroll here.\n\nOptical...

Active Optical Devices
The courses in this specialization can also be taken for academic credit as ECEA 5605-5607, part of CU Boulders Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree. Enroll here.\n\nThis Active...

Title Synonyms

Users interested in this job title also searched for the following job title

Salary for Optical Assistant Jobs in Ashburn, VA

This is the average annual salary for Optical Assistant jobs in Ashburn, VA as reported by the BLS.

$44,668

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 (31.9%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (22.8%)
  • Associate's Degree (16.2%)
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (16.0%)
  • Doctorate Degree (5.3%)
  • Some College (3.4%)
  • Master's Degree (3.3%)
  • 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%)

Other Titles

Here are some other career titles that require similar skills

Top Hiring Companies

Top hiring companies for Optical Assistant positions

Optical Assistant Related Career Advice Articles

It’s Not a Mirage: iHireOptometry is New and Improved!

Looking for a better way to find your next eye care job or employee? Check out the new and improved list of job titles on iHireOptometry.


Optometry Industry Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2018 & Beyond

Myopic Millennials and online marketing are just two optometry industry trends we’re watching for 2018. Read about more in this optometry market analysis.


How to Become an Optician: Education, Training & More

Want to know how to become an optician? Learn more about the training and education requirements you’ll need to get your optician license.