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    HTH-E70 Optician
    Optical Assistants are professionals who work alongside optometrists or ophthalmologists. The Optician training program prepares students to enter a growing profession in a variety of eye care settings and to sit for the National Opticianry Competency Exam (NOCE) offered through the American Board of Opticianry (ABO). Students will learn how to assist with vision tests, demonstrate patient care for contact lenses, administrative tasks and patient records. Students will also gain experience with contact lenses fitting.

    Career Outlook
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment in the optician field is expected to grow 24 percent from 2014-2024, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. An aging population and increasing rates of chronic disease are expected to lead to greater demand for corrective eyewear. Salaries vary depending on experience, hours, and location.

    Median annual wage of opticians was $35,530 in May 2016.

    Educational Requirements
    High school diploma or GED education

    Spring 2018
    February 5 to May 7, 2018
    Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
    6 - 9 p.m.
    H Building

    Tuition: $650* (Textbooks not included)
    * = Additional college registration and technology fees may apply.

    Textbooks can be purchased in the Triton College Bookstore.

    For more information, please call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3500, or email us.

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