Optician Jobs in Suffolk, VA

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 - Norfolk, VA (15 miles from Suffolk, VA)
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
Vision Center by Walmart - Newport News, VA (12 miles from Suffolk, VA)
Assist with dispensing eyeglasses and contact lens to patients, as permitted by state law....
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5 days ago Vision Center by Walmart
Vision Center by Walmart - Suffolk, VA
Assist with dispensing eyeglasses and contact lens to patients, as permitted by state law....
Direct Apply

5 days ago Vision Center by Walmart
Vision Center by Walmart - Suffolk, VA
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....
Direct Apply

5 days ago Vision Center by Walmart
Vision Center by Walmart - Chesapeake, VA (21 miles from Suffolk, VA)
Assist with dispensing eyeglasses and contact lens to patients, as permitted by state law....
5 days ago
America's Best - Hampton, VA (11 miles from Suffolk, VA)
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
BJ's Wholesale Club - Hampton, VA (11 miles from Suffolk, VA)
In addition, opticians are responsible for dispensing eyewear and contact lenses, and providing follow up care such as performing adjustments, repairs, etc....
14 days ago
BJ's - Hampton, VA (15 miles from Suffolk, VA)
In addition, opticians are responsible for dispensing eyewear and contact lenses, and providing follow up care such as performing adjustments, repairs, etc....
17 days ago
Riverside Healthcare - Newport News, VA (12 miles from Suffolk, VA)
Qualifications EDUCATION: High School diploma, Formal training program in Opticianry EXPERIENCE: 3 years experience as Optician preferred LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: Commonwealth of Virginia License of...
24 days ago

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Salary for Optician Jobs in Suffolk, VA

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

$50,086

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Optician positions.

Highest Education Level

Opticians in Suffolk, VA 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 Suffolk, VA
  • 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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