New Jersey contains three schools that offer optician programs. Raritan Valley Community College, the highest-ranking optician school in NJ, has a total student population of 7,888 and is the 5243rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 optician schools in New Jersey, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Raritan Valley Community College comes out as the most expensive ($3,843/yr), with Camden County College as the lowest recorded at only $3,258/yr.
Optician students from New Jersey 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 New Jersey alone, there are 250 employed therapists earning an average yearly salary of $59,580. Opticians, dispensing in this state earn $49,130/yr and there are 1,350 employed.
Also, within the optician schools in New Jersey, the average student population is 3,123 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from optician, there are 3172 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,929 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $8,300, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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