Optician (3231)

Opticians fit clients with prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses, assist clients in the selection of eyeglass frames, arrange for the production of eyeglasses or contact lenses and mount lenses in eyeglass frames. They are employed in optical retail outlets or other establishments with optical dispensing departments, or they may be self-employed. (National Occupational Classification)

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Education

The University of Manitoba does not offer the required training to become an Optician. Please view the links below for information on training programs in Canada and the U.S..

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Exploring Optometry Education Options

Information for foreign-trained Opticians - Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials

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Date modified: April 9, 2019

Holland Code:
Enterprising
Conventional
Realistic


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