Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

Prospects: Very Favorable

*According to projected annual openings and year-over-year growth
Cut, grind, and polish eyeglasses, contact lenses, or other precision optical elements. Assemble and mount lenses into frames or process other optical elements. Includes precision lens polishers or grinders, centerer-edgers, and lens mounters. Excludes ÔÇťOpticians, Dispensing" (29-2081).

Current openings

Contact Lens Technician 1

Number of positions

2012: 590    2014: 600

Annual job postings

New: 10    Replacement: 20
(Total: 30)   

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
$24,030
($11/hour)
Middle:
$33,170
($15/hour)
Up to:
$35,910
($17/hour)
Average:
$31,950
($15/hour)

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
High school diploma or equivalent

Work experience:
None

On-the-job training:
Moderate-term on-the-job training

Education level achieved by workers

 

Sources: New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor.