Optician Jobs in Buffalo, NY

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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VisionWorks - Cheektowaga, NY (3 miles from Buffalo, NY)
Retail Licensed Optician Store 1057, Tops Plaza, Cheektowaga, New York, United States of America Req #15881 Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Summary: Assists customers with frame selection, fits and dispenses...
4 days ago
Stanton Optical / My Eyelab - Tonawanda, NY 14150, NY (6 miles from Buffalo, NY)
Skills needed Contact Lens Dispensing Glasses Frame / Lens Selection Certified Optician Apply now!...
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5 days ago Stanton Optical / My Eyelab
Eyemart Express LLC - Amherst, NY (10 miles from Buffalo, NY)
Licensed Optician This is for a full-time position. Are you looking for a career that will bring you home?...
9 days ago
VisionWorks - Lockport, NY (21 miles from Buffalo, NY)
Retail Licensed Optician Store 1203, 5716 S Transit Rd, Lockport, New York, United States of America Req #15040 Monday, November 30, 2020 Summary: Assists customers with frame selection, fits and dispenses...
45+ days ago

Demographic Data for Buffalo, NY

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Optician Online Courses and Training Opportunities

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...

Diploma in Optometry
Optometry is a health care profession that involves examining the eyes and applicable visual systems for defects or abnormalities as well as the correction of refractive error with glasses or...

Salary for Optician Jobs in Buffalo, NY

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

$54,664

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Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Optician positions.

Highest Education Level

Opticians in Buffalo, NY offer the following education background
  • High School or GED (30.7%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (23.0%)
  • Associate's Degree (17.5%)
  • Vocational or Certification (15.8%)
  • Some College (5.2%)
  • 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 Buffalo, NY
  • 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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