Optician Jobs in Santa Monica, CA

Opticians are eye care specialists trained to design, verify, and fit eyeglass lenses and frames, contact lenses, and other devices to correct eyesight. The job description of a dispensing optician can span clinical duties as well as administrative, sales, and customer service responsibilities.

The median salary for an optician is $35,530, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects much faster than average job growth at 15%+ through 2026.

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America's Best - Los Angeles, CA (14 miles from Santa Monica, CA)
We help people by making quality eye care and eyewear more affordable and accessible. National Vision, Inc. (NVI) is one of the largest optical retailers in the United States....
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5 hours ago America's Best
CVS Health - Alhambra, CA (21 miles from Santa Monica, CA)
Sales Education High School Graduate or equivalent Business Overview At CVS Health, we are joined in a common purpose: helping people on their path to better health....
1 day ago
America's Best - Inglewood, CA (8 miles from Santa Monica, CA)
We help people by making quality eye care and eyewear more affordable and accessible. National Vision, Inc. (NVI) is one of the largest optical retailers in the United States....
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5 hours ago America's Best
America's Best - Los Angeles, CA (14 miles from Santa Monica, CA)
We help people by making quality eye care and eyewear more affordable and accessible. National Vision, Inc. (NVI) is one of the largest optical retailers in the United States....
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5 hours ago America's Best
Jobs2Web (Posting) - West Hills, CA (16 miles from Santa Monica, CA)
The Licensed Optician lives out the Target Optical Way by embracing the Mindsets: People Focused, Collaborative, Accountable to Results, Think Differently and Simple, Fun and In Style....
2 days ago
CVS Health - Lakewood, CA (23 miles from Santa Monica, CA)
sales Education * High School Graduate or equivalent Business Overview At CVS Health, we are joined in a common purpose: helping people on their path to better health....
4 days ago
Orbit Staffing - Santa Monica, CA
Lead Optician(s): Private Practice Optometry Full time: Santa Monica, CA We value our staff, patients and retaining long standing relationships with in the community receiving a high level of referrals...
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4 days ago Orbit Staffing
CVS Health - Lakewood, CA (23 miles from Santa Monica, CA)
sales Education * High School Graduate or equivalent Business Overview At CVS Health, we are joined in a common purpose: helping people on their path to better health....
5 days ago
CVS Health - Carson, CA (18 miles from Santa Monica, CA)
sales Education * High School Graduate or equivalent Business Overview At CVS Health, we are joined in a common purpose: helping people on their path to better health....
7 days ago
San Gabriel, CA (23 miles from Santa Monica, CA)
Candidates must be somewhat experienced, energetic, have a positive attitude, cheery disposition, is a self-starter, have knowledge of eye care, friendly, and engaged in their work....
8 days ago
Brinley & Soltanmorad Optometry, Inc - Long Beach, CA (18 miles from Santa Monica, CA)
Have an eye for style? Want to make a daily difference in helping others see and look their best? Become a part of our well-established private practice in exciting downtown Long Beach and find...
8 days ago
Orbit Staffing - Bellflower, CA 90706, CA (22 miles from Santa Monica, CA)
Optician: Private Practice Optometry, Full time Bellflower, CA Pay range $20-25 depending on performance and experience....
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8 days ago Orbit Staffing
Eye Group - Los Angeles, CA (14 miles from Santa Monica, CA)
optometry practice in Hollywood....
10 days ago
CVS Health - Alhambra, CA (21 miles from Santa Monica, CA)
Sales Education * High School Graduate or equivalent Business Overview At CVS Health, we are joined in a common purpose: helping people on their path to better health....
12 days ago
Orbit Staffing - Simi Valley, CA (24 miles from Santa Monica, CA)
Experience: Firm understanding of basic optical knowledge and eye care Must enjoy frame selection for patients Optical sales experience Advising various lens technlogies for the best vision Dispensing...
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13 days ago Orbit Staffing

Demographic Data for Santa Monica, CA

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Optician Online Courses and Training Opportunities

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Optical Manager

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Salary for Optician Jobs in Santa Monica, CA

This is the average annual salary for Optician jobs in Santa Monica, CA as reported by the BLS.

$46,587

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Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Optician positions.

Highest Education Level

Opticians in Santa Monica, CA offer the following education background
  • High School or GED (30.5%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (23.1%)
  • Associate's Degree (17.7%)
  • Vocational or Certification (15.7%)
  • Some College (5.1%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.0%)
  • Master's Degree (3.0%)
  • Some High School (0.8%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Opticians in Santa Monica, CA
  • 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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