Dispensing opticians help fit eyeglasses and contact lenses, following prescriptions from ophthalmologists and optometrists. They also help customers decide which eyeglass frames or contact lenses to buy.
- Education requirements: Opticians typically have a high school diploma or equivalent and learn job skills through on-the-job training.
- Soft Skills: Business skills, communication skills and customer service skills
- Average Annual Salary: $35,500
- 3 in state schools: Pacific University (Hillsboro, OR), Portland Community College (Portland, OR), Linn Benton Community College (Albany, OR)
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