Optician Jobs in West 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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Jobs2Web (Posting) - West Des Moines, IA
Requisition ID: 314704 Total Rewards: Benefits/Incentive Information At Target Optical, we're on a mission to change the way people think about vision care. Every day, we make it simple and fun to...
6 days ago
National Vision Incorporated - West Des Moines, IA
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....
13 days ago
Eyemart Express - Ankeny, IA (20 miles from West Des Moines, IA)
Job Description: The Retail Sales Associate, also known as a Retail Optician, will primarily assist patients in selecting the eyeglass frames, lenses and lens coatings that best suit their needs....
15 days ago
Eyemart Express LLC - Ankeny, IA (20 miles from West Des Moines, IA)
General Manager Optical Retail Are you looking for a career that will bring you home? A career with a company that has one of the absolute best store leadership teams on the planet?! Well, you...
16 days ago
America's Best - West Des Moines, IA
We help people by making quality eye care and eyewear more affordable and accessible. National Vision, Inc. (NVI) is one of the largest optical retailers in the United States....
17 days ago
Eyemart Express LLC - Ankeny, IA (20 miles from West Des Moines, IA)
Job Description: The Retail Sales Associate, also known as a Retail Optician, will primarily assist patients in selecting the eyeglass frames, lenses and lens coatings that best suit their needs....
19 days ago
America's Best - Ankeny, IA (20 miles from West Des Moines, IA)
We help people by making quality eye care and eyewear more affordable and accessible. National Vision, Inc. (NVI) is one of the largest optical retailers in the United States....
23 days ago
Eyemart Express - Des Moines, IA (12 miles from West Des Moines, IA)
Job Description: The Retail Sales Associate, also known as a Retail Optician, will primarily assist patients in selecting the eyeglass frames, lenses and lens coatings that best suit their needs....
30+ days ago
RIP CURL / SD EYES - Des Moines, IA (12 miles from West 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....
45+ days ago
Eyemart Express LLC - Des Moines, IA (12 miles from West Des Moines, IA)
Job Description: The Retail Sales Associate, also known as a Retail Optician, will primarily assist patients in selecting the eyeglass frames, lenses and lens coatings that best suit their needs....
45+ days ago

Demographic Data for West Des Moines, IA

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Optician Online Courses and Training Opportunities

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...

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) certificationa certification...


Salary for Optician Jobs in West Des Moines, IA

This is the average annual salary for Optician jobs in West 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 West Des Moines, IA offer the following education background
  • High School or GED (30.5%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (23.1%)
  • Associate's Degree (17.7%)
  • Vocational or Certification (15.7%)
  • Some College (5.1%)
  • 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 West 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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