Optician Jobs in Independence, MO

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) - Shawnee, KS (16 miles from Independence, MO)
Requisition ID: 299342 Store # : 004011 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 people's vision fun....
5 days ago
VisionWorks - Kansas City, MO (10 miles from Independence, MO)
Retail Eyewear Specialist Store 108, Zona Rosa, Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America Req #16231 Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Summary: Sell eyewear products and services utilizing the...
7 days ago
Luxottica Group - Overland Park, KS (22 miles from Independence, MO)
Requisition ID: 311103 Store # : 004010 Target Optical Position: Full-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...
9 days ago
Lees Summit, MO (14 miles from Independence, MO)
Join Kansas City's leading eye care team! At Discover Vision Centers, we believe in working together to provide the best eye care for our patients....
11 days ago
Kansas City, MO (10 miles from Independence, MO)
Join Kansas City's leading eye care team! At Discover Vision Centers, we believe in working together to provide the best eye care for our patients....
12 days ago
America's Best - Independence, MO
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....
19 days ago
America's Best - Kansas City, MO (10 miles from Independence, MO)
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....
19 days ago
America's Best - Independence, MO
We help people by making quality eye care and eyewear more affordable and accessible....
22 days ago
VisionWorks - Merriam, KS (15 miles from Independence, MO)
Retail Eyewear Specialist Store 226, Merriam Town Center, Merriam, Kansas, United States of America Req #15860 Tuesday, January 5, 2021 Summary: Sell eyewear products and services utilizing the...
22 days ago
Luxottica Group - Shawnee, KS (21 miles from Independence, MO)
Requisition ID: 299342 Store # : 004011 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...
30+ days ago
Walmart - Kansas City, KS (11 miles from Independence, MO)
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...
30+ days ago
Eyemart Express LLC - Lees Summit, MO (14 miles from Independence, MO)
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
Eyemart Express LLC - Lees Summit, MO (14 miles from Independence, MO)
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
VisionWorks - Independence, MO
Retail Eyewear Specialist Store 150, Independence Center, Independence, Missouri, United States of America Req #14640 Tuesday, November 3, 2020 Summary: Sell eyewear products and services...
60+ days ago

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Salary for Optician Jobs in Independence, MO

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

$37,278

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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

Opticians in Independence, MO offer the following education background
  • High School or GED (30.7%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (23.0%)
  • Associate's Degree (17.6%)
  • Vocational or Certification (15.8%)
  • 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 Independence, MO
  • 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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