Opticians, Dispensing

3.4/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
67%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
6.2%
by 2030
WAGES
$38,530
or $18.52 hourly
VOLUME
68,180
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 67% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Finger Dexterity
Assisting and Caring for Others
Social Perceptiveness
Manual Dexterity
Persuasion
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Opticians, Dispensing' job openings is expected to rise 6.2% by 2030
'Opticians, Dispensing' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Opticians, Dispensing' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Opticians, Dispensing' was $38,530, or $18.52 hourly
'Opticians, Dispensing' are paid 8.2% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 68,180 people employed as Opticians, Dispensing.
This represents around 0.05% of the employed workforce across the United States.

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: 29-2081.00

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Jeremy Scott (Likely) says
ITS BECAUSE I WANT TO WATCH THE WORLD BURN
Nov 21, 2019 at 02:43 PM

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