Optician Jobs in Gaithersburg, MD

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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America's Best - Falls Church, VA (19 miles from Gaithersburg, MD)
Assist with dispensing eyeglasses and contact lenses to customers. Perform insertion and removal training of contact lenses to customers. Educate clients on proper eyeglass and contact lens care....
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1 day ago America's Best
VisionWorks - Springfield, VA (24 miles from Gaithersburg, MD)
Retail Eyewear Specialist Store 518, Springfield Town Center, Springfield, Virginia, United States of America Req #16995 Friday, March 5, 2021 Summary: Sell eyewear products and services utilizing...
2 days ago
America's Best - Sterling, VA (16 miles from Gaithersburg, MD)
Assist with dispensing eyeglasses and contact lenses to customers. Perform insertion and removal training of contact lenses to customers. Educate clients on proper eyeglass and contact lens care....
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1 day ago America's Best
CVS Health - Rockville, MD (4 miles from Gaithersburg, MD)
. * Fosters Teamwork and collaboration with Optical Managers, Opticians, and Professional Providers. * Consistent delivery of key performance indicators. * Ability to address weakness, be open to feedback...
3 days ago
VisionWorks - Alexandria, VA (23 miles from Gaithersburg, MD)
Retail Eyewear Specialist Store 526, Mount Vernon Plaza, Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America Req #16991 Thursday, March 4, 2021 Summary: Sell eyewear products and services utilizing the...
3 days ago
BJ's - Alexandria, VA (22 miles from Gaithersburg, MD)
In addition, opticians are responsible for dispensing eyewear and contact lenses, and providing follow up care such as performing adjustments, repairs, etc....
3 days ago
Vision Center by Walmart - Alexandria, VA (23 miles from Gaithersburg, MD)
Assist with dispensing eyeglasses and contact lens to patients, as permitted by state law....
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5 days ago Vision Center by Walmart
Vision Center by Walmart - Alexandria, VA (23 miles from Gaithersburg, MD)
Assist with dispensing eyeglasses and contact lens to patients, as permitted by state law....
5 days ago
Vision Center by Walmart - Alexandria, VA (23 miles from Gaithersburg, MD)
Assist with dispensing eyeglasses and contact lens to patients, as permitted by state law....
5 days ago
America's Best - Frederick, MD (23 miles from Gaithersburg, MD)
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....
5 days ago
America's Best - Rockville, MD (4 miles from Gaithersburg, MD)
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....
6 days ago
America's Best - Sterling, VA (16 miles from Gaithersburg, MD)
Assist with dispensing eyeglasses and contact lenses to customers. Perform insertion and removal training of contact lenses to customers. Educate clients on proper eyeglass and contact lens care....
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9 days ago America's Best
VisionWorks - Washington, DC (18 miles from Gaithersburg, MD)
Retail Eyewear Specialist Store 521, Washington, District Of Columbia, United States of America Req #16907 Friday, February 26, 2021 Summary: Sell eyewear products and services utilizing the SERVE...
9 days ago
Target - Falls Church, VA (18 miles from Gaithersburg, MD)
Job Information Luxottica Target Optical - Sales Associate in Falls Church, Virginia Requisition ID: 324804 Store # : 004958 Target Optical Position: Part-Time Total Rewards: Benefits/Incentive Information...
13 days ago
Luxottica Group - Falls Church, VA (18 miles from Gaithersburg, MD)
The Licensed Optician lives out the Target Optical Way by embracing the Mindsets: People Focused, Collaborative, Accountable to Results, Think Differently and Simple, Fun and In Style....
15 days ago

Demographic Data for Gaithersburg, MD

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Salary for Optician Jobs in Gaithersburg, MD

This is the average annual salary for Optician jobs in Gaithersburg, MD as reported by the BLS.

$53,399

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Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Optician positions.

Highest Education Level

Opticians in Gaithersburg, MD 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 Gaithersburg, MD
  • 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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