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Inside Optician Careers

Things you need to know, but nobody tells you


Best & Worst Things About This Career

Managing Optician: "The best part of my job is seeing a patient don new glasses that make the world re-appear in sharp focus. My job is retail, medical, technical and fashion all in one. Every day is different! The worst part of my job is the challenge of keeping everyone in the office -- patients, doctor and staff -- happy every day." (2010)

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"Consider Apprenticing...
There are many different aspects to my job and I would recommend for a new person to find the part that really interests them and focus on being really passionate about it and pursuing that aspect -- making the glasses, for example, or fitting and selling the frames. Becoming an apprentice gives you many different options." (Managing Optician; 2010)