Optician Jobs in Dekalb, 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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Kaye Eyecare of Huntley - Huntley, IL (23 miles from Dekalb, IL)
A trained Optician is desired, however, we are willing to train an individual with eyecare experience....
30+ days ago
America's Best - Geneva, IL (20 miles from Dekalb, 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....
30+ days ago
Shopko Optical - Huntley, IL (23 miles from Dekalb, IL)
Shopko Optical is seeking Part-Time Opticians to join our team in Huntley, Illinois! On the job training provided....
90+ days ago
Shopko Optical - Dekalb, IL
Shopko Optical is seeking Opticians to join our team in Dekalb, Illinois! On the job training provided. Both Full-Time and Part-Time opportunities available....
90+ days ago

Demographic Data for Dekalb, IL

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Optician Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Certifiable Optician 101
This course supports the first eight chapters of the book, "Certifiable Optician". Topics addressed are:Metric system and conversions,basic physics of light,mirrors, flat, convex and...

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...


Optical Manager

In this online course, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of how to become an optician and prepare for the Basic American Board of Opticianry (ABO) exams. This includes the NOCE...


Salary for Optician Jobs in Dekalb, IL

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

$42,074

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Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Optician positions.

Highest Education Level

Opticians in Dekalb, 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 Dekalb, 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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