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Optometric Assistant/Technician

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Salary: $17,143 - $32,842
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Hourly: $11.85 - $20.07
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Outlook: 2 Stars
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Length of Training: up to 2 years
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Length of Training/Requirements
In Texas, optometric assistants are generally trained on the job by optometrists. Formal training programs consist of one-year certificate programs for assistants and two-year Associate degree programs for technicians.

Licensure/Certification
The National Paraoptometric Registry certifies optometric technicians. The registry recognizes, through examination, individual levels of skill, knowledge and achievement by optometric assistants and technicians.

Educational Programs

University or College City Degree*
Austin Community College Austin C
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San Jacinto College: Central Campus Pasadena C,A
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San Jacinto College: North Campus Houston C,A
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San Jacinto College: South Campus Houston C,A
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Tyler Junior College Tyler C,A
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*D- Doctorate  M-Masters  B-Bachelor  A-Associates  C-Certificate