Georgia contains three schools that offer optician programs. Ogeechee Technical College, the highest-ranking optician school in GA, has a total student population of 2,419 and is the 4549th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 optician schools in Georgia, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Dekalb Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($8,824/yr), with Valdosta Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $4,362/yr.
Optician students from Georgia schools who go on to become opticians, eye doctors, optics scientists, optics professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 60,840 people working as opticians, dispensing alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $34,790. Also, Therapists make on average $54,400 per year and there are about 13,440 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Georgia alone, there are 140 employed therapists earning an average yearly salary of $45,360. Opticians, dispensing in this state earn $35,110/yr and there are 1,150 employed.
Also, within the optician schools in Georgia, the average student population is 2,956 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Aside from optician, there are 5022 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,167 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,057, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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