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Optical Assistant

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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:

Salaries for optical assistants are usually in the region of £15,000 to £18,000 a year.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
6535
3.6 %
RISE
2023
6772
  United Kingdom
2018
76582
3 %
RISE
2023
78862

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO)
Tel: 01227 733 905
E-mail: general@abdo.org.uk
Website: http://www.abdo.org.uk/
Website (2): http://www.college-optometrists.org
Twitter: @MembershipAbdo
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ABDOMembers/?fref=ts

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

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

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