Optical Lab Technician Jobs in District of Columbia

Optical lab technicians are in charge of cutting, polishing, and grinding lenses for prescription glasses as well as creating prescription contact lenses. Additionally known as ophthalmic lab technicians, their job descriptions also involve inspecting lenses for defects and monitoring eye care supply inventories.

The median optical lab technician salary is $30,640, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects faster than average job growth at 10%–14% through 2026.

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US Army - Washington, DC
Optical Laboratory Specialist (68H) Enlisted Officer Active Duty Army Reserve National Guard Entry Level Overview The optical laboratory specialist is primarily responsible for making and...
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Optical Lab Technician Online Courses and Training Opportunities

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

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

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

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