Opticians, Dispensing

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Will "Opticians, Dispensing" be replaced by AI & Robots?

It's quite likely this occupation will be replaced by robots/AI.

Automation Risk Level

Robots are watching

or 71% probability of automation

Projected Growth

24%

by 2024

Median Annual Wage

$35,530

or $17.08 hourly

People Employed

75,270

as of 2016

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How this compares with other jobs: 395 out of 706

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Job description

Design, measure, fit, and adapt lenses and frames for client according to written optical prescription or specification. Assist client with inserting, removing, and caring for contact lenses. Assist client with selecting frames. Measure customer for size of eyeglasses and coordinate frames with facial and eye measurements and optical prescription. Prepare work order for optical laboratory containing instructions for grinding and mounting lenses in frames. Verify exactness of finished lens spectacles. Adjust frame and lens position to fit client. May shape or reshape frames. Includes contact lens opticians.

SOC Code: 29-2081

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