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Optical Assistant

Optical assistant showing frames to a customer

Optical assistants are the first point of contact for customers. They welcome customers into the store, carry out pre-screening tests and help customers select the correct frames and lenses for their prescription.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

Pay rates vary, depending on:

Starting salaries for optical assistants are usually in the region of £15,500 a year. With experience this can rise to around between £18,000 and £25,000 a year.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
5979
6.8 %
FALL
2029
5596
  United Kingdom
2024
74289
0.2 %
FALL
2029
74117

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

Training

Getting On

With experience you could progress to become an Optical Dispenser.

Video

Courtesy of Specsavers

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Careers in Eyecare
Website: https://www.careersineyecare.org.uk/

General Optical Council
Tel: 020 7580 3898
E-mail: goc@optical.org
Website: http://www.optical.org/
Twitter: @GOC_UK

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