Optician Jobs in Chicago, IL

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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National Vision - Hammond, IN (19 miles from Chicago, IL)
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
Chicago, IL
Opticians also apply insurance benefits to assist patients purchase eyeglasses, prescription sunglasses, computer glasses and contact lenses....
3 days ago
Armada Solutions Consulting Co - Buffalo Grove, IL (23 miles from Chicago, IL)
lens instructions Verify VSP eligibility and coverage Recommended Skills Contact Lenses Customer Satisfaction Medical Terminology Ophthalmology Selling Techniques...
9 days ago
America's Best - Downers Grove, IL (20 miles from Chicago, IL)
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....
10 days ago
America's Best - Bloomingdale, IL (22 miles from Chicago, IL)
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....
10 days ago
America's Best - Chicago, IL
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....
10 days ago
America's Best - Niles, IL (11 miles from Chicago, IL)
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....
10 days ago
America's Best - Tinley Park, IL (24 miles from Chicago, IL)
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....
10 days ago
Warby Parker - Chicago, IL
in states that require a license (or an ABO-certified optician in non-licensing states) Passionate about the eyewear and retail industries A clear, effective, and professional communicator-you can...
10 days ago
Warby Parker - Chicago, IL
in states that require a license (or an ABO-certified optician in non-licensing states) * Passionate about the eyewear and retail industries * A clear, effective, and professional communicatoryou can...
14 days ago
GPAC - Chicago, IL
As an Optician in the practice, your regular duties will include: Help with the fitting of glasses and contact lenses Interpreting and filling prescriptions that come from the doctor Assist customers...
15 days ago
America's Best - Oak Lawn, IL (14 miles from Chicago, IL)
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....
16 days ago
Blue Island, IL (17 miles from Chicago, IL)
Experienced optician who desires to create relationships with awesome patients!...
17 days ago
Warby Parker - Chicago, IL
in states that require a license (or an ABO-certified optician in non-licensing states) Passionate about the eyewear and retail industries A clear, effective, and professional communicatoryou can break...
17 days ago
MyEyeDr - Chicago, IL
Eyewear Consultant / Sales Associate Clearly, a career worth looking into. MyEyeDr. is a high-growth, premier healthcare company: a total vision care concept with a unique retail experience. We...
20 days ago

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Salary for Optician Jobs in Chicago, IL

This is the average annual salary for Optician jobs in Chicago, IL as reported by the BLS.

$42,074

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Optician positions.

Highest Education Level

Opticians in Chicago, IL offer the following education background
  • High School or GED (30.0%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (23.3%)
  • Associate's Degree (18.0%)
  • Vocational or Certification (15.6%)
  • Some College (5.2%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.0%)
  • Master's Degree (3.1%)
  • Some High School (0.8%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Opticians in Chicago, IL
  • 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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