Optical Technician Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 3,403 Optical Technician resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Five Key Resume Tips For Landing an Optical Technician Job:

Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Optical Lenses, be sure to list it as a skill.
Quantifiable Achievements
Achievements and awards relevant to the position speak louder than a high GPA, especially if you can quantify your achievement with a number.
Your Unique Qualities
Recruiters and hiring managers are looking at hundreds of resumes. Let yours stand out, and try not to sound too boring.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write an Optical Technician Resume

Contact Information
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Optical Technician CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
For Optical Technicians, the skill that stands out above all others in terms of how frequently it shows up on optical technician resumes is optical lenses, which is more than twice as common as the next common skill: contact lens orders. Including these skills on your resume won't necessarily make you stand out from the crowd, but they can help reinforce your experience as an optical technician.
Top Skills for an Optical Technician
Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
We compared 3,403 resume examples and job offers and found that the average experience required for an optical technician job required by employers is 2.0 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average optical technician job listing asks for 2.0 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average optical technician candidate have?
The average optical technician resume contains 4.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your optical technician skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from optical technician resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Optical Assistant

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As an Optical Technician
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Help customer with their purchase of accessories.
  • Assist optical area with pickup and adjustments of eyeglasses and contacts.
  • Assist customers with picking the proper frames and advise them on whats best for them with their RX.
  • Delivered the deposits to the banks.
  • Ensured that always followed HIPPA Privacy Rules was followed.
Optical Technician

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As an Optical Technician
Associate's Degree
Associate's Degree - Education
  • Called patients concerning doctor's diagnosis and treatment.
  • Schedule patient appointments, Pre-test patients prior to exam with Optometrists.
  • Maintain medical records and file insurances.
  • Obtained pachymetry, optic nerve and macular cube OCT.
  • Perform phlebotomy and 12 led EKGs.
Optical Technician

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As an Optical Technician
Certificate - Psychology
  • Place orders, make appointments, answer multiple phone lines, and answer questions about different types of lenses.
  • Confer with department supervisors or other personnel to assess progress and discuss needed changes.
  • Pretested clients by gathering Autolensometry of habitual Rx, recording Autorefraction Tests, Air Puff Tonometry and Auto visual field screening.
  • Open and close optical office, schedule appointments and balance cash drawer.
  • Machine Operator (CNC- MEI Systems)
Ophthalmic Medical Technician

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As an Optical Technician
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Perform IOL Master on cataract patients as well as A-Scan biometry.
  • Perform Refractometry and Goldmann applanation tonometry, and able to use a Tonopen.
  • Perform Goldmann and Humphry visual fields as well as experience with a Keratometer and Fundus Camera.
  • Travel with doctor to other office locations.
  • Certified Registered Nurse Dr. Beauchamp & Certified Surgical Scrub Technician Dr. PoeltlOffice Nurse and Surgery Scrub Naples, FL
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As an optical technician, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Optical Technician roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of optical technician resumes that we looked at contained a high school diploma degree.
As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained