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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Opticians, dispensing and on wages and locations for those in the field. Health & personal care, except drug, stores is the industry that employs the most Opticians, dispensing, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Opticians, dispensing, by average wage, is Hospitals. Opticians, dispensing are paid most in Greeley, Windsor & Evans Cities PUMA, CO but are relatively concentrated in Richmond (North), Hercules & El Cerrito Cites PUMA, CA.


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Demographic information on Opticians, dispensing in the US. The average age of male Opticians, dispensing in the workforce is 44.3 and of female Opticians, dispensing is 41.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Opticians, dispensing is White.

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Data on higher education choices for Opticians, dispensing from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Opticians, dispensing is Business but a relatively high number of Opticians, dispensing hold a major in Communications.



Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Opticians, dispensing from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Opticians, dispensing need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Critical Thinking, and Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Opticians, dispensing need more than the average amount of Technology Design, Service Orientation, and Operations Analysis.

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Projections on wages and job growth for Opticians, dispensing from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Opticians, dispensing are expected to see a growth of 15% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.

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