Optician Jobs in Watchung, NJ

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 - Holmdel, NJ (23 miles from Watchung, NJ)
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....
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2 days ago America's Best
SEE Eyewear - New York, NY (24 miles from Watchung, NJ)
We believe recruiting top talent and cultivating a unique, sophisticated and diverse group of experts from our associates and opticians to our Field Leaders....
2 days ago
SEE Eyewear - New York, NY (24 miles from Watchung, NJ)
We believe recruiting top talent and cultivating a unique, sophisticated and diverse group of experts from our associates and opticians to our Field Leaders....
2 days ago
Jobs2Web (Posting) - Edison, NJ (8 miles from Watchung, NJ)
service skills: communicator, listener & team builder Knowledge of current store merchandise Strong basic math skills Awareness of current fashion trends Selling skills - ability to use & carry an iPAD...
2 days ago
Lenscrafters Incorporated - Jersey City, NJ (20 miles from Watchung, NJ)
customer service skills: communicator, listener & team builder Knowledge of current store merchandise Strong basic math skills Awareness of current fashion trends Selling skills ability to use & carry an iPAD...
3 days ago
Lenscrafters Incorporated - Jersey City, NJ (20 miles from Watchung, NJ)
customer service skills: communicator, listener & team builder Knowledge of current store merchandise Strong basic math skills Awareness of current fashion trends Selling skills ability to use & carry an iPAD...
3 days ago
Emerging Vision - Staten Island, NY (18 miles from Watchung, NJ)
Assist patients with contact lens selection, education, and care....
4 days ago
America's Best - Parsippany, NJ (14 miles from Watchung, NJ)
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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5 days ago America's Best
America's Best - Garfield, NJ (23 miles from Watchung, NJ)
The Suitable Talent Optical sales experience. Supervising experience is preferred. Maintain Optical license in states that require licensure....
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5 days ago America's Best
America's Best - Watchung, NJ
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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5 days ago America's Best
America's Best - Raritan, NJ (11 miles from Watchung, NJ)
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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5 days ago America's Best
CVS Health - Brooklyn, NY (23 miles from Watchung, NJ)
Sales Education * High School Graduate or equivalent Business Overview At CVS Health, we are joined in a common purpose: helping people on their path to better health....
5 days ago
America's Best - Princeton, NJ (21 miles from Watchung, NJ)
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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6 days ago America's Best
America's Best - Union, NJ (9 miles from Watchung, NJ)
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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6 days ago America's Best
National Vision - Plainfield, NJ (1 mile from Watchung, NJ)
Assist with dispensing eyeglasses and contact lenses to customers, if permitted by state law....
6 days ago

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Salary for Optician Jobs in Watchung, NJ

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

$61,280

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Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Optician positions.

Highest Education Level

Opticians in Watchung, NJ 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 Watchung, NJ
  • 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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