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Optical Technician

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Optical technicians make optical parts for scientific instruments such as microscopes and telescopes, lenses for spectacles and contact lenses.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

Pay rates vary, depending on:

Starting salaries for optical technicians in the UK tend to be around £15,000, rising with experience to £24,000 a year.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

You could work for a manufacturing company, a large prescription company, an optical firm or a small optician’s practice.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
2122
0.4 %
RISE
2024
2130
  United Kingdom
2019
18292
0.9 %
RISE
2024
18454

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

You should have:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers
Tel: 020 7236 2932
E-mail: clerk@spectaclemakers.com
Website: http://www.spectaclemakers.com/
Twitter: @spectaclemakers
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spectaclemakers/

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