Washington contains one school that offers optician programs. Seattle Central Community College has a total student population of 7,774 and is the 4970th highest ranked school in America.
Optician students from Washington 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 Washington alone, there are 190 employed therapists earning an average yearly salary of $62,030. Opticians, dispensing in this state earn $39,400/yr and there are 1,360 employed.
Also, within the optician schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from optician, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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