Career Outlook for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

Also known as:  Contact Lens Cutter, Contact Lens Technician, Eyeglass Assembler, Eyeglass Lens Cutter, Eyeglass Maker, Lens Grinder, Lens Grinder and Polisher, Lens Mounter, Precision Lens Centerer and Edger, Prescription Eyeglass Maker
The overall job outlook for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 10.81 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 1.80 percent per year. Demand for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians is expected to go up, with an expected 12,510 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 5.61 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in the following states
Florida 3,160
Texas 2,520
New York 1,980
California 1,520
Georgia 1,440
Pennsylvania 1,150
Illinois 1,040
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
Montana 60
South Dakota 70
Hawaii 110
Nevada 130
Kentucky 190
New Hampshire 200
New Mexico 210