Career Outlook for Opticians, Dispensing

Also known as:  Certified Optician, Contact Lens Fitter, Eyeglass Fitter, Licensed Dispensing Optician, Licensed Optical Dispenser, Licensed Optician, Optical Dispenser, Optician
The overall job outlook for Dispensing Optician careers has been relatively unchanged since 2004. Vacancies for this career have slightly decreased by 0.24 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 0.04 percent per year. Demand for Opticians, Dispensing is expected to go up, with an expected 5,600 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 1.13 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Opticians, Dispensing in the following states
California 6,150
Florida 4,400
Texas 4,170
Illinois 3,990
Ohio 3,440
New York 2,950
Pennsylvania 2,920
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Opticians, Dispensing
Vermont 110
Wyoming 110
Rhode Island 120
Alaska 140
Hawaii 150
District of Columbia 180
Idaho 210