Would I Enjoy A Career As An Optical Assistant?

Last month we posted a blog article to help people determine if a career as an electrician would be a good fit for them. We got lots of positive feedback from our readers so we figured we would tackle the same question for a different program. In this week’s blog artciel we want to help you answer the question: “Would I enjoy a career as an optical assistant?”

Do you have a keen eye for style?

Who would have guessed that a career in the medical field could have anything to do with style? Well, a career as an optical assistant offers just that! Part of the job of an optical assistant is to help customers find a pair of glasses that fits their face shape as well as their personal style. So if you like staying up to date with the latest fashion trends and you enjoy helping people find a look that works for them, a career as an optical assistant could be a great fit for you!


Are you a people-person?

An optical assistant is typically the first person a patient meets when they enter an optometry clinic. They greet patients, listen to their needs, and initiate the process of meeting those needs. All of this one-on-one personal interaction takes place before the optometrist begins fulfilling those needs. So if you are a people-person and think you might enjoy playing a central role working with both patients and optometrist, then becoming an optical assistant might be your calling!


Do you want to work in the medical field without having to deal with blood?

Let’s face it, not everyone likes the prospect of having to deal with bood. But the fact is that many jobs in the medical field entail dealing with blood in one way or another. But there is at least one medical career where dealing with blood is NOT part of the job description: optical assistant! So if you want to enjoy the benefits of working in healthcare without encountering blood on a daily basis, consider becoming an optical assistant!

If you said, “Yes,” to the questions above, then a career as an optical assistant could be right for you.


Check out our Optical/Optometric Assistant Program at NCE in Citrus Heights, California to learn more about how you can be on your way to a rewarding career in as little as 9 months. Contact our admissions department with any questions you might have and follow us on Facebook today!