Optician Jobs in Palatine, 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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Chicago, IL (23 miles from Palatine, IL)
Seeking a full-time or part time ABO certified optician to work in a 4 physician ophthalmology practice. Our office is located on North Michigan Avenue near Northwestern Memorial Hospital....
1 day ago
America's Best - Schaumburg, IL (5 miles from Palatine, 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....
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6 hours ago America's Best
MyEyeDr - Naperville, IL (24 miles from Palatine, IL)
Eyewear Consultant / Sales Associate - Hourly plus commissions) Clearly, a career worth looking into. MyEyeDr. is a high-growth, premier healthcare company: a total vision care concept with a...
4 days ago
Wal-Mart - Addison, IL (12 miles from Palatine, 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...
4 days ago
Chicago, IL (23 miles from Palatine, IL)
Guide patients into proper frame selection. Dispense and adjust eyeglasses....
4 days ago
Talent Care - St Charles, IL (18 miles from Palatine, 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...
5 days ago
Sullivan Ostoich Eye Center - Hoffman Estates, IL (7 miles from Palatine, IL)
Responsibilities of the optician include: answering phones scheduling appointments Check in and out of patients assisting patients with Frame and Lens selection in optical contact lens training Ordering...
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7 days ago Sullivan Ostoich Eye Center
Warby Parker - Chicago, IL (23 miles from Palatine, 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...
7 days ago
MyEyeDr - Vernon Hills, IL (9 miles from Palatine, IL)
Eyewear Consultant / Sales Associate - Hourly plus commissions) Clearly, a career worth looking into. MyEyeDr. is a high-growth, premier healthcare company: a total vision care concept with a...
10 days ago
Chicago, IL (23 miles from Palatine, IL)
Opticians also apply insurance benefits to assist patients purchase eyeglasses, prescription sunglasses, computer glasses and contact lenses....
12 days ago
MyEyeDr - Lake Zurich, IL (6 miles from Palatine, 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...
13 days ago
America's Best - McHenry, IL (20 miles from Palatine, 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....
14 days ago
Armada Solutions Consulting Co - Buffalo Grove, IL (5 miles from Palatine, IL)
lens instructions Verify VSP eligibility and coverage Recommended Skills Contact Lenses Customer Satisfaction Medical Terminology Ophthalmology Selling Techniques...
17 days ago
America's Best - Downers Grove, IL (20 miles from Palatine, 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....
18 days ago
America's Best - Streamwood, IL (9 miles from Palatine, 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....
18 days ago

Demographic Data for Palatine, 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...


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...

Salary for Optician Jobs in Palatine, IL

This is the average annual salary for Optician jobs in Palatine, 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 Palatine, 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 Palatine, 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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