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Become An Optical Manager

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Working As An Optical Manager

  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Getting Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Deal with People

  • $41,030

    Average Salary

What Does An Optical Manager Do At Raytheon

* Manage the Optics Department to provide optics O&M and I&M support for RTS.
* Report to the Raytheon RTS Program Manager and has the authority to plan, organize and staff the Optics Department.
* Delegate authority to empower qualified employees to make decisions and solve problems.
* Direct departmental personnel issues including hiring, firing, evaluations and disciplinary actions, and signs for material purchases.
* Direct budget execution, cost, schedule, and performance of the Optics Department.
* Additional duties as identified and assigned.
* To be successful in this role you will need: An active Top Secret clearance.
* Minimum six to eight years' experience in the areas of responsibilities described.
* Five to seven years' instrumentation experience.
* Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline.
* This position is contingent upon contract award and government clearance, if required.
* This position may ultimately be fulfilled by a Raytheon teammate.
* Priority consideration will be given to CURRENT employees on the contract.
* For IMMEDIATE and CONFIDENTIAL consideration, please submit your resume here.
* KWAJRTN 82185
* Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
* All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran

What Does An Optical Manager Do At Site 4 Sight Optical

* strong optical sales and dispensing, front desk, answering phones, filing, insurance claims and comfortable with using a computer.
* We are looking for someone that has great people skills and a strong work ethic.
* Bilingual (Spanish/English) a must.
* Experience is necessary.
* Please provide references.
* Please respond to this email if you are interested in learning

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How To Become An Optical Manager

Opticians typically have a high school diploma or equivalent and receive some form of on-the-job training. Some opticians enter the occupation with an associate’s degree or a certificate from a community college or technical school. About half of the states require opticians to be licensed.

Education and Training

Opticians typically have a high school diploma or equivalent and learn job skills through on-the-job training. Training includes technical instruction in which, for example, a new optician measures a customer’s eyes or adjusts frames under the supervision of an experienced optician. Trainees also learn sales and office management practices. Some opticians complete an apprenticeship, which typically takes at least 2 years.

Other opticians complete a postsecondary education program at a community college or technical school. These programs award a 2-year associate’s degree or a 1-year certificate. As of 2015, the Commission on Opticianry Accreditation accredited 22 programs in 14 states.

Education programs typically include both classroom instruction and clinical experience. Coursework includes classes in optics, eye physiology, math, and business management, among other topics. Students also do supervised clinical work that gives them hands-on experience working as opticians and learning optical math, optical physics, and the use of precision measuring instruments. Some programs have distance-learning options.

The National Academy of Opticianry offers the Ophthalmic Career Progression Program (OCPP), a program designed for individuals who are already working in the field. The OCPP offers opticians another way to prepare for licensure exams or certifications.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

About half of the states require opticians to be licensed. Licensure usually requires completing formal education through an approved program or completing an apprenticeship. In addition, opticians must pass one or more exams to be licensed. The opticianry licensing board in each state can supply information on licensing requirements.

Opticians may choose to become certified in eyeglass dispensing or contact lens dispensing or both. Certification requires passing exams from the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) and National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE). Nearly all state licensing boards use the ABO and NCLE exams as the basis for state licensing. Some states also require opticians to pass state-specific practical exams.

In most states that require licensure, opticians must renew their license every 1 to 3 years and must complete continuing education requirements.

Important Qualities

Business skills. Opticians are often responsible for the business aspects of running an optical store. They should be comfortable making decisions and have some knowledge of sales and inventory management.

Communication skills. Opticians must be able to listen closely to what customers want. They must be able to clearly explain options and instructions for care in ways that customers understand.

Customer service skills. Because some opticians work in stores, they must answer questions and know about the products they sell. They interact with customers on a very personal level, fitting eyeglasses or contact lenses. To succeed, they must be friendly, courteous, patient, and helpful to customers.

Decisionmaking skills. Opticians must determine what adjustments need to be made to eyeglasses and contact lenses. They must decide which materials and styles are most appropriate for each customer on the basis of their preferences and lifestyle.

Dexterity. Opticians frequently use special tools to make final adjustments and repairs to eyeglasses. They must have good hand-eye coordination to do that work quickly and accurately.

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Portuguese

  • French

  • Polish

  • Vietnamese

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Top Optical Manager Skills

  1. Outstanding Customer Service
  2. Contact Lenses
  3. Eye Exams
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver outstanding customer service during direct interaction with customers.
  • Educate patients on the proper care and cleaning of contact lenses.
  • Conducted eye exams to adults and children, formulated glasses or contact lenses and referred patients for ophthalmic treatments.
  • Prepare work order for optical laboratory containing instructions for grinding and mounting lenses in frames.
  • Promoted Optical department services and informed store customers with various promotions to ensure monthly sales initiatives fully achieved.

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