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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Emerging Vision - San Jose, CA
Looking for experienced motivated optical sales and/or optician - We are open to training New Opticians as well for our Capitola Office....
1 day ago
Acuity Eye Group - Southern California - Los Angeles, CA 90002, CA
Required: High school diploma, GED or equivalent. 3 or more years of related work experience as an Optician, dispensing contact lenses and glasses. Preferred: Associates or Bachelor’s Degree....
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1 day ago Acuity Eye Group - Southern California
National Vision Incorporated - Pleasant Hill, CA
Assist with dispensing eyeglasses and contact lenses to customers, as permitted by state law. Perform insertion and removal training of contact lenses to customers, as permitted by state law....
2 days ago
Site for Sore Eyes - Walnut Creek, CA
Part Time/Full Time optician or lab. tech positions are available at Site for Sore Eyes optical store in Walnut Creek, CA....
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2 days ago Site for Sore Eyes
Stanton Optical / My Eyelab - Yuba City, CA 95991, CA
Skills needed Contact Lens Dispensing Glasses Frame / Lens Selection Certified Optician Apply now!...
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2 days ago Stanton Optical / My Eyelab
National Vision - Santa Clarita, 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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18 hours ago National Vision
National Vision - Laguna Niguel, CA
Assist with dispensing eyeglasses and contact lens to patients, as permitted by state law....
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1 hour ago National Vision
Emerging Vision - San Jose, CA
Looking for experienced Optician or Optical Sales individuals to Join our growing Optical team as our business continues to expand....
1 day ago
CVS Health - Orange, CA
sales experience 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....
3 days ago
Stanton Optical / My Eyelab - Elk Grove, CA 95757, CA
Skills needed Contact Lens Dispensing Glasses Frame / Lens Selection Certified Optician Apply now!...
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3 days ago Stanton Optical / My Eyelab
National Vision - Pleasanton, 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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3 days ago National Vision
National Vision - Corona, 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....
4 days ago
ClearVision Optical - Anaheim, CA
Job Locations Anaheim, CA 92801 Santa Ana, CA 92701 Irvine, CA 92602 Orange, CA 92857 Fullerton, CA 92832 ClearVision Optical is seeking a dynamic outside sales representative. Build your business...
4 days ago
RIP CURL / SD EYES - Fresno, CA
Optical sales experience to independent ECP'S and a strong following is preferable. We offer high commission, a terrific portfolio and the ability to carry other non competitive lines....
5 days ago
RIP CURL / SD EYES - Bakersfield, CA
Optical sales experience to independent ECP'S and a strong following is preferable. We offer high commission, a terrific portfolio and the ability to carry other non competitive lines....
5 days ago

Demographic Data for California

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Optician Online Courses and Training Opportunities

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) certification—a certification...


Diploma in Optometry
Optometry is a health care profession that involves examining the eyes and applicable visual systems for defects or abnormalities as well as the correction of refractive error with glasses or...

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 (30.9%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (22.8%)
  • Associate's Degree (17.4%)
  • Vocational or Certification (15.9%)
  • Some College (5.2%)
  • 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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