Training Requirements for Opticians, Dispensing

Opticians, dispensing need a high school diploma or equivalent and long-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Opticians, dispensing
Percent
Less than High School 2.4
High School 26.0
Some College 33.7
Associates Degree 17.4
Bachelors Degree 17.6
Masters Degree 1.8
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.0

Employment Outlook for Opticians, Dispensing

This represents about 75,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 17,000 more opticians, dispensing but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 37,000 more.

Typical Income for Opticians, Dispensing

Hourly Income

On average,opticians, dispensing make $18.20 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Opticians, dispensing $10.90 $13.41 $17.08 $22.07 $27.49
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $15.59 $21.80 $30.49 $43.83 $64.87
Health technologists and technicians $12.29 $15.63 $20.55 $27.58 $35.76
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, opticians, dispensing make $37,860 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Opticians, dispensing $22,670 $27,890 $35,530 $45,910 $57,180
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $32,430 $45,330 $63,420 $91,180 $134,930
Health technologists and technicians $25,570 $32,510 $42,750 $57,370 $74,390
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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