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Career and Education Opportunities for Licensed Dispensing Opticians in Mississippi

Mississippi has a population of 2,951,996, which has grown by 3.77% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Magnolia State," Mississippi's capital and biggest city is Jackson.

Currently, 750 people work as licensed dispensing opticians in Mississippi. This is expected to grow 19% to 880 people by 2016. This is better than the nation as a whole, where employment opportunities for licensed dispensing opticians are expected to grow by about 13.4%. In general, licensed dispensing opticians design, measure, and adapt lenses and frames for client according to written optical prescription or specification.

Licensed dispensing opticians earn approximately $13 hourly or $28,240 annually on average in Mississippi. Nationally they average about $15 per hour or $32,810 yearly. Compared with people working in the overall category of Ophthalmology, people working as licensed dispensing opticians in Mississippi earn less. They earn less than people working in the overall category of Ophthalmology nationally. People working as licensed dispensing opticians can fill a number of jobs, such as: optical technician, optician, and optical dispenser.

In 2008, there were a total of 1,558,262 jobs in Mississippi. The average annual income was $30,383 in 2008, up from $29,542 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Mississippi was 9.6% in 2009, which has grown by 2.8% since the previous year. About 16.9% of Mississippi residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Mississippi include furniture product manufacturing, household furniture cabinet manufacturing, and household furniture manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Audubon Society Jackson Chapter, the Oaks Museum House, and the Glory of Baroque Dresden Exhibition.

CITIES WITH Licensed Dispensing Optician OPPORTUNITIES IN Mississippi


JOB DESCRIPTION: Licensed Dispensing Optician

Licensed Dispensing Optician video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

In general, licensed dispensing opticians design, measure, and adapt lenses and frames for client according to written optical prescription or specification. They also assist client with selecting frames.

Every day, licensed dispensing opticians are expected to be able to listen to and understand others in meetings. They need to articulate ideas and problems.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in Mississippi include:

  • Pharmacist Technician. Prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, and record amounts and dosages of medications.

LOCATION INFORMATION: Mississippi

Mississippi
Mississippi photo by Nathan Culpepper

Mississippi has a population of 2,951,996, which has grown by 3.77% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Magnolia State," Mississippi's capital and biggest city is Jackson. In 2008, there were a total of 1,558,262 jobs in Mississippi. The average annual income was $30,383 in 2008, up from $29,542 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Mississippi was 9.6% in 2009, which has grown by 2.8% since the previous year. About 16.9% of Mississippi residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Mississippi include furniture product manufacturing, household furniture cabinet manufacturing, and household furniture manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Audubon Society Jackson Chapter, the Manship House Museum, and the Glory of Baroque Dresden Exhibition.