Optician Jobs in Des Moines, IA

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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RIP CURL / SD EYES - Des Moines, IA
Optical sales experience to independent ECP'S and a strong following is preferable. We offer high commission, a terrific portfolio and the ability to carry other non competitive lines....
10 days ago
Walmart - Ankeny, IA (8 miles from Des Moines, IA)
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...
27 days ago
Luxottica Group - Ankeny, IA (8 miles from Des Moines, IA)
Dispenses contact lenses. Dispense quality products....
30+ days ago
Luxottica Group - Ankeny, IA (8 miles from Des Moines, IA)
Requisition ID: 263403 Store # : 001933 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...
90+ days ago

Demographic Data for Des Moines, IA

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Optician Online Courses and Training Opportunities

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...

Optical Manager

In this online course, you will gain the skills and knowledge to prepare yourself to become an optician and prepare for the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) certification—a certification...


Diploma in Optometry
Optometry is a health care profession that involves examining the eyes and applicable visual systems for defects or abnormalities as well as the correction of refractive error with glasses or...

Salary for Optician Jobs in Des Moines, IA

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

$35,163

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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

Opticians in Des Moines, IA offer the following education background
  • High School or GED (30.9%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (22.8%)
  • Associate's Degree (17.4%)
  • Vocational or Certification (15.9%)
  • 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 Moines, IA
  • 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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