Optician Jobs in Des Plaines, 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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United States Vision - Riverside, IL (15 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
Overview U.S. Vision is one of the largest eyewear companies in the United States. We have been engaged in the retail optical business since 1967. We are the second largest independent operator of...
1 day ago
Warby Parker - Naperville, IL (23 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
Warby Parker is searching for skilled and enthusiastic Opticians to join our growing team of in-house optical all-stars and play an integral part in what were all abouthelping people see!...
1 day ago
Wal-Mart - Gurnee, IL (22 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
Sells Optical products and services by assisting Members with purchasing decisions, measuring, adjusting, and repairing frames and lenses, completing eyewear/contact lens orders, identifying and verifying...
3 days ago
THE OPTOMETRISTS PC - Northbrook, IL 60062, IL (5 miles from Des Plaines, 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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3 days ago
Warby Parker - Naperville, IL (23 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
Warby Parker is searching for skilled and enthusiastic Opticians to join our growing team of in-house optical all-stars and play an integral part in what were all abouthelping people see!...
6 days ago
Advanced Eye Care Professionals PC - Oak Lawn, IL 60453, IL (24 miles from Des Plaines, 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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7 days ago
Eye To Eye Careers - Niles, IL 60714, IL (4 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
Our Mission: To advocate for eye-care professionals who need help finding placement in the optical industry....
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Luxottica Group - Warrenville, IL (22 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
Requisition ID: 303601 Store # : 004352 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...
15 days ago
Pearle Vision - Buffalo Grove, IL (8 miles from Des Plaines, 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....
19 days ago
Luxottica Group - Mundelein, IL (16 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
Requisition ID: 301841 Store # : 002120 Target Optical Position: Full-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...
19 days ago
Lawrence Eye Care - Chicago, IL (15 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
Read and interpret eyeglass and contact lens prescriptions as written by the eye care providers, and follow all instructions accordingly....
28 days ago
United States Vision - Bloomingdale, IL (12 miles from Des Plaines, 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...
29 days ago
Pearle Vision - Gurnee, IL (22 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
Job Information Pearle Vision Optician in Gurnee, Illinois GENERAL FUNCTION: Pearle Vision in Gurnee, and Buffalo Grove IL is hiring an Optician to join our team of professionals....
30+ days ago
SEE Eyewear - Chicago, IL (15 miles from Des Plaines, 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
National Vision - Elgin, IL (17 miles from Des Plaines, IL)
Assist with dispensing eyeglasses and contact lenses to customers, if permitted by state law....
30+ days ago

Demographic Data for Des Plaines, IL

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Salary for Optician Jobs in Des Plaines, IL

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

$42,074

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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

Opticians in Des Plaines, 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 Des Plaines, 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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