Optician Jobs in Illinois

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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Eye to Eye Careers - Chicago, IL
Salary: 20/hour - 20/hour Full-Time Optician/Optical Sales Competitive salary and great benefits await!...
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1 day ago Eye to Eye Careers
Orland Park, IL
Experienced-Optician/Pre-Tester. Applicants will be expected to perform all tasks with little or no help. Knowledge of ExamWriter/OfficeMate would be helpful. This is a fast paced office!...
14 hours ago
United States Vision - Aurora, IL
and works with the Optical Sales Manager in the: Commitment to deliver excellence in customer service and satisfaction Driving of sales and controlling expenses Accountability to achieve personal and...
1 day ago
America's Best - Oswego, 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
United States Vision - Homer Glen, IL
and works with the Optical Sales Manager in the: Commitment to deliver excellence in customer service and satisfaction Driving of sales and controlling expenses Accountability to achieve personal and...
1 day ago
Chicago, IL
We are looking for an optician who has outstanding customer service and people skills. This individual will seek to ensure our patients receive a quality experience....
2 days ago
America's Best - Schaumburg, 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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14 hours ago America's Best
U.S. Vision - Machesney Park, IL
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 optical...
16 hours ago
Shopko Optical - Antioch, IL
Shopko Optical provides excellent patient-centric care and high-quality eyewear through its dedicated team of optometrists and opticians....
1 day ago
Eyeglass World - Peoria, IL
Assist with dispensing eyeglasses and contact lenses to customers, if permitted by state law....
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1 day ago Eyeglass World
Edwardsville Vision Center - Edwardsville, IL
Sells miscellaneous products such as cleaners, contact lens supply, sunglasses, safety glasses, etc....
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3 days ago
Clarkson Eyecare - Granite City, IL
lens orders in E360 Assist other areas when needed General office duties and cleaning to be assigned by manager Provide exceptional customer service at all times to both external and internal customers...
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3 days ago
Clarkson Eyecare - Edwardsville, IL
lens orders in E360 Assist other areas when needed General office duties and cleaning to be assigned by manager Provide exceptional customer service at all times to both external and internal customers...
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3 days ago
Clarkson Eyecare - Highland, IL
lens orders in E360 Assist other areas when needed General office duties and cleaning to be assigned by manager Provide exceptional customer service at all times to both external and internal customers...
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Demographic Data for Illinois

Moving to Illinois? Find some basic demographic data about Illinois below.


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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 Illinois

This is the average annual salary for Optician jobs in Illinois as reported by the BLS.

$40,722

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Optician positions.

Highest Education Level

Opticians in Illinois 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 Illinois
  • 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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