Optician Jobs in North Carolina

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 - Pineville, NC
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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America's Best - High Point, NC
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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2 days ago America's Best
America's Best - High Point, NC
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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2 days ago America's Best
Eyemart Express LLC - Durham, NC
Licensed Optician This is for a part-time position. Are you looking for a career that will bring you home?...
17 hours ago
Horizon Eye Care - Charlotte, NC
Enters optical sales into Optik, VisionWeb, and insurance websites. Processes insurances at time of optical sale. Keeps frame boards and displays clean and organized....
2 days ago
Vision Center by Walmart - Charlotte, NC
Assist with dispensing eyeglasses and contact lens to patients, as permitted by state law....
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3 days ago Vision Center by Walmart
Vision Center by Walmart - Murphy, NC
Assist with dispensing eyeglasses and contact lens to patients, as permitted by state law....
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3 days ago Vision Center by Walmart
Vision Center by Walmart - Sylva, NC
Assist with dispensing eyeglasses and contact lens to patients, as permitted by state law....
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3 days ago Vision Center by Walmart
MyEyeDr - Swansboro, NC
We are seeking a Licensed Optician to analyze prescriptions and make recommendations to provide the highest quality vision care to our patients....
3 days ago
Vision Center by Walmart - Raleigh, NC
Assist with dispensing eyeglasses and contact lens to patients, as permitted by state law....
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4 days ago Vision Center by Walmart
Vision Center by Walmart - Aberdeen, NC
Assist with dispensing eyeglasses and contact lens to patients, as permitted by state law....
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4 days ago Vision Center by Walmart
Jobs2Web (Posting) - Asheville, NC
GENERAL FUNCTION The Apprentice Optician creates exceptional value in the lives of customers by delivering the LensCrafters Experience....
5 days ago
Luxottica Group - Asheville, NC
GENERAL FUNCTION The Apprentice Optician creates exceptional value in the lives of customers by delivering the LensCrafters Experience....
5 days ago
America's Best - Wilmington, NC
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
MyEyeDr - Tryon, NC
priorities in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment Ability to multi-task and ensure patient commitments/deadlines are met Proficiency in utilization of automated equipment and systems standard to the optometry...
6 days ago

Demographic Data for North Carolina

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Optician Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Optician Certification Training

No matter which area of opticianry you choose, you'll be in high demand in the job market because the need for eye care professionals is constantly expanding. It may surprise you to learn that...


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...

Optical Manager

In this online course, you will gain the skills and knowledge to prepare yourself to become an optician and prepare for the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) certificationa certification...


Salary for Optician Jobs in North Carolina

This is the average annual salary for Optician jobs in North Carolina as reported by the BLS.

$45,998

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Optician positions.

Highest Education Level

Opticians in North Carolina 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 North Carolina
  • 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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