Based on 710 responses, the job of Optician has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.87 out of 5. On average, Opticians are highly satisfied with their job.
Q: What is it like working as an Optician?
Pros: On going training, always up dated information.
Cons: The pay and work flexibility.
"I like the one on one with patients."
Pros: I like my patients and their families, I also like helping patients in a professional environment.
Cons: It gets so busy and no help. In our center its only 2 associates the manager and myself. Sometimes I work without breaks and 30 minute lunch time. None of the surrounding stores want to help out. Too many chiefs and no indians to delegate to.
"No room to grow."
Be sure you love what you're doing, because you aren't going to get any farther than you are on day one. You may learn more, but there is no room for growth in optical. If you're looking for a career to grow with, look elsewhere.
Pros: Diverse work environment, opportunities for challenging tasks, increased responsibility.
Cons: High stress, employer micromanagement tendencies, high staff turnover.
"Life is not about he money. It's the way you can help others."
Listen well to your patients, be kind.
Be prepared to learn everything there is to know about glasses, and apply what you've learned. Technology is always advancing so you have to keep up and do your own research sometimes.
Make certain your employer honest get all benefits and pay rate in writing. In this profession be aware there are huge variances in pay ensure you are paid what you are worth and equal to all those who work the same skill sets. If employer offers to pay for your school and licensing get it in writing. Question any licensing requirements that varies from the courses taken. Question what licensing entails and if licenses are there only to profit for those issuing the license .