Optical Office Staff Jobs

These eye care specialists handle clinical and administrative tasks in an optometry office. An optical office staff member'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 office staff 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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Eye Care Partners - Overland Park, KS
EyeCare Partners is the nations leading provider of clinically integrated eye care. Our national network of over 300 ophthalmologists and 700 optometrists provides a lifetime of care to our...
Harrington Vision Center II - Effingham, SC
This position is for a floater in both optical retail sales and preliminary medical examination technician. Also experience is preferred but not required. Please send resume or Apply in person....
1 day ago
Kaiser Permanente - Riverside, CA
Low vision applications & contact lens fitting-thorough knowledge of current frame fashion trends, strong knowledge in retail sales techniques, knowledge of computers....
8 hours ago
Cohen's Fashion Optical - New York, NY
We are seeking FT and PT Optical Sales Associates for busy retail optical stores in NYC and Suffolk County, NY....
Eye Care Partners - Overland Park, KS
EyeCare Partners is the nations leading provider of clinically integrated eye care. Our national network of over 300 ophthalmologists and 700 optometrists provides a lifetime of care to our...
Vision Center by Walmart - Philadelphia, PA
Conduct accurate and timely pre-testing of patients. Process and understand managed care plans. Schedule and confirm appointments, follow-up visits and classes....
3 days ago
Los Angeles, CA
IMMEDIATE OPENING! GREAT PAY! YOU WILL LOVE OUR OFFICE FAMILY!! We are looking for someone who is an experienced sales person with optical knowledge and who has experience with OFFICEMATE,...
2 days ago
Epic Management - Redlands, CA
The Optical Department Assistant is responsible for such activities as assisting with related office functions; and performs a variety of clerical and patient services such as record keeping,...
15 hours ago
VisionWorks - Rome, NY
Retail Optical Assistant New York, USA Rome, NY, USA Store 1038, Aspen Dental Plaza, Rome, New York, United States of America Req #22361 Friday, January 28, 2022 Summary: To act as a liaison...
13 hours ago
Bellevue, WA
Do you wear glasses or contacts? Have you ever had an eye exam? Do you like fashionable frames? We are an Optical Clinic on the Eastside looking for some reliable, friendly, and smart individuals...
1 hour ago
San Francisco, CA
The optical assistant must be comfortable speaking directly with patients and physicians about their refractive needs....
2 days ago
La Jolla LASIK Institute - San Diego, CA
With a highly personalized and medically world-class system of patient care, La Jolla LASIK Institute makes dreams come true for people frustrated with the limitations of glasses and contact lenses....
2 days ago
Eye Care Partners - Des Peres, MO
EyeCare Partners is the nations leading provider of clinically integrated eye care. Our national network of over 300 ophthalmologists and 700 optometrists provides a lifetime of care to our...
EyeCare Associates - Hoover, AL
An Optical Assistant is a valuable asset to an optometrist as they assist in providing excellent patient care to the patients during their visit. An Optical Assistant is able to handle a wide...
2 days ago
Kaiser Permanente - Riverside, CA
Low vision applications & contact lens fitting-thorough knowledge of current frame fashion trends, strong knowledge in retail sales techniques, knowledge of computers....
8 hours ago

Optical Office Staff 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.\n\nOptical...

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.\n\nThis Active...

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Salary for Optical Office Staff Jobs Nationwide

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

$37,135

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Optical Office Staff positions.

Highest Education Level

Optical Office Staffs offer the following education background
  • High School or GED (32.0%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (22.7%)
  • 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 Office Staffs
  • 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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