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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THE OPTOMETRISTS PC - Northbrook, IL 60062, IL (17 miles from Chicago, IL)
Job responsibilities include: frame selection, repair and adjustments, contact lens training. NCT, fundus photography, visual fields, lensometry and be comfortable using a computer....
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1 day ago
Advanced Eye Care Professionals PC - Oak Lawn, IL 60453, IL (14 miles from Chicago, IL)
Optician Roles and Responsibilities Optical Sales Stocking and Inventory Ordering and checking in from the lab Troubleshooting Assisting in Frame Selection Adjustments on frames for customers Customer...
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5 days ago
Eye To Eye Careers - Niles, IL 60714, IL (11 miles from Chicago, IL)
Our Mission: To advocate for eye-care professionals who need help finding placement in the optical industry....
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Pearle Vision - Orland Park/Oakbrook Terrace - Orland Park, IL (21 miles from Chicago, IL)
GENERAL FUNCTION:The basic function of the Sales Associate is to attract and retain patients by delivering an exceptional patient experience, foster patient retention, and create value in the...
13 days ago
Pearle Vision - Buffalo Grove, IL (23 miles from Chicago, IL)
Job Information Pearle Vision Optician in Buffalo Grove, Illinois GENERAL FUNCTION: Pearle Vision in Buffalo Grove and Gurnee, IL is hiring an Optician to join our team of professionals....
17 days ago
Luxottica Group - Lemont, IL (22 miles from Chicago, IL)
Requisition ID: 300484 Store # : 001919 Target Optical Position: Part-Time At Target Optical, we help people see and look great and have a blast doing it! We make caring for peoples vision fun. We...
17 days ago
Lawrence Eye Care - Chicago, IL
Read and interpret eyeglass and contact lens prescriptions as written by the eye care providers, and follow all instructions accordingly....
26 days ago
United States Vision - Bloomingdale, IL (22 miles from Chicago, IL)
Job Information U.S. Vision Optical Associate in Bloomingdale, Illinois Overview U.S. Vision is one of the largest eyewear companies in the United States. We have been engaged in the retail...
27 days ago
SEE Eyewear - Chicago, IL
We believe recruiting top talent and cultivating a unique, sophisticated and diverse group of experts from our associates and opticians to our Field Leaders....
30+ days ago
Talent Care - Niles, IL (11 miles from Chicago, IL)
Job Duties and Responsibilities Optician job responsibilities include: Assist patients in making frame selections Coordinate order pickups and deliveries Work with patients to customize their eyewear...
30+ days ago
Midwestern University - Downers Grove, IL (20 miles from Chicago, IL)
The optician ideally should have earned an American Board of Opticianry / National Contact Lens Examiners (ABO/NCLE) certification....
30+ days ago
Midwestern University - Downers Grove, IL (20 miles from Chicago, IL)
The Optician should have working knowledge of fitting and dispensing eyewear and contact lenses of varying complexity....
45+ days ago
CVS Health - Evanston, IL (10 miles from Chicago, IL)
. * Fosters Teamwork and collaboration with Optical Managers, Opticians, and Professional Providers. * Consistent delivery of key performance indicators. * Ability to address weakness, be open to feedback...
45+ days ago
Luxottica Group - Skokie, IL (10 miles from Chicago, IL)
At LensCrafters, we feel the world deserves a thoughtful and caring partner who understands that true vision care is a synergy of trusted eye care and exceptional eyewear....
60+ days ago
National Vision - Midlothian, IL (18 miles from Chicago, IL)
Assist with dispensing eyeglasses and contact lens to patients, as permitted by state law....
60+ days ago

Demographic Data for Chicago, IL

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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.


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 (30.7%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (23.0%)
  • Associate's Degree (17.5%)
  • Vocational or Certification (15.8%)
  • 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 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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