Optician Jobs in California

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
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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Vision Center by Walmart - Lake Forest, CA
Assist with dispensing eyeglasses and contact lens to patients, as permitted by state law....
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Vision Center by Walmart - Covina, CA
Assist with dispensing eyeglasses and contact lens to patients, as permitted by state law....
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Vision Center by Walmart - Duarte, CA
Assist with dispensing eyeglasses and contact lens to patients, as permitted by state law....
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America's Best - Castro Valley, CA
We help people by making quality eye care and eyewear more affordable and accessible....
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America's Best - Palm Springs, CA
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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Eye Physicians of Long Beach - Long Beach, CA 90815, CA
Required skills/Experience: -Vision plans is required -VSP billing is required -Manual lensometer -Contact lenses Job Responsibilities: -Assist in the sales and dispensing of eyewear -Adjustments and...
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CVS Health - Alhambra, 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....
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America's Best - Daly City, 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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America's Best - Riverside, 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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SEE Eyewear - Newport Beach, CA
We believe recruiting top talent and cultivating a unique, sophisticated and diverse group of experts from our associates and opticians to our Field Leaders....
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America's Best - Santa Ana, 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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1 day ago America's Best
America's Best - San Jose, CA
We help people by making quality eye care and eyewear more affordable and accessible....
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1 day ago America's Best
Vision Center by Walmart - San Diego, CA
Assist with dispensing eyeglasses and contact lens to patients, as permitted by state law....
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Vision Center by Walmart - Oceanside, CA
Assist with dispensing eyeglasses and contact lens to patients, as permitted by state law....
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Demographic Data for California

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Optician Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Optician Certification Training

No matter which area of opticianry you choose, you'll be in high demand in the job market because the need for eye care professionals is constantly expanding. It may surprise you to learn that...


Optometry Skills for Success
For optometry students, pre-registration and novice optometrists (and those returning to work), junior eye doctors, dispensing opticians and orthoptists preparing for refraction exams, contact...

Optical Manager

In this online course, you will gain the skills and knowledge to prepare yourself to become an optician and prepare for the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) certificationa certification...


Salary for Optician Jobs in California

This is the average annual salary for Optician jobs in California as reported by the BLS.

$46,608

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Optician positions.

Highest Education Level

Opticians in California 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 California
  • 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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