Optician Jobs in Portage, MI

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 - Battle Creek, MI (24 miles from Portage, MI)
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....
12 days ago
Rx Optical Laboratories - Plainwell, MI (19 miles from Portage, MI)
Primary Responsibilities: Design an eyewear package that fits the patient's eye care needs, and personal style....
22 days ago
Rx Optical Laboratories - Kalamazoo, MI (5 miles from Portage, MI)
Primary Responsibilities: Design an eyewear package that fits the patient's eye care needs, and personal style....
22 days ago
Rx Optical Laboratories - Battle Creek, MI (24 miles from Portage, MI)
Primary Responsibilities: Design an eyewear package that fits the patient's eye care needs, and personal style....
22 days ago
Southwest vision center - Three Rivers, MI (15 miles from Portage, MI)
lens care Keeping track of orders, prescriptions, and inventory Company Description We take quality care to the next level....
22 days ago
Rx Optical Laboratories - Three Rivers, MI (15 miles from Portage, MI)
Primary Responsibilities: Design an eyewear package that fits the patient's eye care needs, and personal style....
22 days ago
United States Vision - Portage, MI
Overview 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...
30+ days ago
United States Vision - Three Rivers, MI (15 miles from Portage, MI)
Overview 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...
30+ days ago

Demographic Data for Portage, MI

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Salary for Optician Jobs in Portage, MI

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

$39,055

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Highest Education Level

Opticians in Portage, MI offer the following education background
  • High School or GED (30.4%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (23.2%)
  • Associate's Degree (17.8%)
  • 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 Portage, MI
  • 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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