How much do opticians make?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national average salary for entry-level opticians is $39,610, or $19.04 per hour.* Pay for opticians can vary based on experience and where you work.
Can you learn to be an optician online?
Yes! Through Penn Foster’s flexible, online Optician Program you can develop the foundational knowledge and skills to become an optician while preparing for industry certification exams.
Do opticians need a degree?
Not necessarily. Most opticians have at least a high school diploma and some post-secondary education, usually a career training program, that prepares them for work in the field. Most Students will choose to continue their education and sit for various certification exams administered by the American Board of Opticianry.
What skills do opticians need?
Successful opticians have a few similar qualities including written and verbal communication skills, customer service skills, and dexterity, or the ability to handle and work with small items.
How does Penn Foster help prepare me for optician industry certifications?
Penn Foster’s Optician Exam Prep program includes courses that are mapped specifically to the National Opticianry Competency Examination (NOCE) and Contact Lens Registry Examination (CLRE). Your tuition also includes a voucher to cover the cost of sitting for the NOCE certification offered by the American Board of Opticianry (ABO).