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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
2019
6646
2.2 %
RISE
2024
6793
  United Kingdom
2019
75953
2 %
RISE
2024
77448

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

Training

Getting On

With experience you could progress to become an Optical Dispenser.

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/

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
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spectaclemakers/

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