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: The people I work with are amazing. I love interacting with patients and helping them pick out glasses.
Cons: The management is really passive and we never know what we are supposed to do.
"HR education is a must."
Don't limit your skills to Opticianry. Investigate sales, HR, public relations, etc.
"It is nice to help people select eyewear & to see better."
Optician in Hayward:
Pros: I enjoy interacting with people and educating them on eyewear and contact lens options. There is a pleasant work atmosphere with the doctors, co-workers and patients. The doctors are are generous with lunches, treats and bonuses.
Cons: Sometimes the office is under staffed and it causes a little stress.
Optician in Dearborn Heights:
Pros: Flexibility and I make the choices and schedule.
Cons: Traveling in winter.
Optician in Katy:
Pros: I love it. It's a good area with great people.
Cons: Some people can be a bit rude and also condescending.
"Benefits good , salary very poor."
Optician in Fountain Valley:
The benefits were great but the salary was far below what the industry pays.
Pros: I like that I work a typical 9-5 Monday through Friday schedule. There are NO nights and rare weekends. This is a great "mom" schedule.
Cons: No benefits, not much above minimum wage, everybody does the work of two people, no room for growth/raises, asked to do jobs outside your experience level or area of training.