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Become An Optician Apprentice

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Working As An Optician Apprentice

  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Deal with People

  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • $31,152

    Average Salary

What Does An Optician Apprentice Do At Visionworks

* Assist each customer in frame and lens selection
* Provide customers with accurate product information regarding frames, lensselections and other services
* Provide customers covered by Third Party insurance with accurate information regarding benefits to ensure proper selection of frames and lenses.
* Discuss frames/lens extras and options.
* Inform the customer of any additional charges not covered by their Third Party insurance coverage
* Analyze and interpret patients’ prescriptions
* Sell, fit and dispense frames and other accessories through the use of accurate measurements, verification of ordered products and adjustments of various optical products
* Maintain a clean and orderly dispensing area
* Responsible for the accuracy of patient pricing
* Communicate clearly with lab and Optometrist to ensure accuracy of prescription

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How To Become An Optician Apprentice

Construction laborers and helpers learn their trade through on-the-job training (OJT). The length of training depends on the employer and the specialization. Formal education is not typically required.

Education

Although formal education is not typically required, high school classes in mathematics, blueprint reading, welding, and other vocational subjects can be helpful.

To receive further education, some workers attend a trade school or community college.

Training

Construction laborers and helpers learn through OJT after being hired by a construction contractor. Workers typically gain experience by performing tasks under the guidance of experienced workers.

Although the majority of construction laborers and helpers learn by assisting experienced workers, some construction laborers opt for apprenticeship programs. Programs generally include 2 to 4 years of technical instruction and OJT. The Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) requires a minimum of 4,000 hours of OJT, accompanied by 300 hours of related instruction in such areas as signaling, blueprint reading, using proper tools and equipment, and following health and safety procedures. The remainder of the curriculum consists of specialized training in one of these eight areas:

  • Building construction
  • Demolition and deconstruction
  • Environmental remediation
  • Road and utility construction
  • Tunneling
  • Masonry
  • Landscaping
  • Pipeline construction

Several groups, including unions and contractor associations, sponsor apprenticeship programs, which usually have only a basic age qualification—age 18 or older—for entrance. Apprentices must obtain a high school diploma or equivalent before completing their apprenticeship. Some apprenticeship programs have preferred entry for veterans.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Laborers who remove hazardous materials (hazmat) must meet the federal and state requirements for hazardous materials removal workers.

Depending on the work they do, laborers may need specific certifications, which may be attained through LIUNA. Rigging and scaffold building are commonly attained certifications. Certification can help workers prove that they have the knowledge to perform more complex tasks.

Advancement

Through experience and training, construction laborers and helpers can advance into positions that involve more complex tasks. For example, laborers may earn certifications in welding, erecting scaffolding, or finishing concrete, and then spend more time performing those activities. Similarly, helpers sometimes move into construction craft occupations after gaining experience in the field. For example, experience as an electrician’s helper may lead to becoming an apprentice electrician.

Important Qualities

Color vision. Construction laborers and helpers may need to be able to distinguish colors to do their job. For example, an electrician’s helper must be able to distinguish different colors of wire to help the lead electrician.

Math skills. Construction laborers and some helpers need to perform basic math calculations while measuring on jobsites or assisting a surveying crew.

Mechanical skills. Construction laborers are frequently required to operate and maintain equipment, such as jackhammers.

Physical stamina. Construction laborers and helpers must have the endurance to perform strenuous tasks throughout the day. Highway laborers, for example, spend hours on their feet—often in hot temperatures—with few breaks.

Physical strength. Construction laborers and helpers must often lift heavy materials or equipment. For example, cement mason helpers must move cinder blocks, which typically weigh more than 40 pounds each.

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Top Skills for An Optician Apprentice

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Top Optician Apprentice Skills

  1. Lens Coatings
  2. Prescription Eyewear
  3. Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Help patients find the right glasses, the correct materials, and other additions for their prescription eyewear.
  • Maintain quality control/satisfaction records, constantly seeking new ways to improve customer service.
  • Prepare work order for optical laboratory.
  • Ordered eyeglass frames through frame representatives & companies.
  • Fitted and adjusted glasses, repairs, sales, and answering and scheduling appointments for the optometrist.

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