Is an Online Optical Sciences Education Possible?

Yes! Penn Foster Career School is an accredited US institution offering programs to train individuals to become outstanding optical scientists, opticians, eye doctors, optics professionals, etc. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, at present there are 60,840 people employed as opticians, dispensing alone in America, and their average annual salary is $34,790. Therapists make on average $54,400 per year and there are about 13,440 of them employed today. Online schools like Penn Foster Career School have been proven to help successfully launch workers into this field.

Optical Sciences Common Job Tasks
  • examining eyes
  • testing assistants
  • operating with surgeons
  • operating with surgeon assistants
  • maintaining labs
  • assisting lab technicians
  • maintaining accounts
  • booking appointment receptionists
  • marketing managers
  • keeping lab areas clean
Popular Journals & Magazines Optical Sciences Organizations Related Professions Currently in Demand
  • Post Doctoral Scholars
  • Physical Scientist
  • Biologist
  • Quantum Information Theorist
  • Project Scientist
  • Post Doctoral Research Associate
  • Hardware Engineer Information Technology
  • Research Scientist
  • Technical Project Manager
  • Lab Technician
Top Cities for Optical Sciences
  • Orlando
  • San Diego
  • Tucson
  • Rochester
  • San Jose
  • Santa Clara
  • Boulder
  • Grand Rapids
  • Dayton
  • Massachusetts
Top States for Optical Sciences
  • Arizona
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • California
  • New Mexico
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • North Carolina
  • Michigan
  • Puerto Rico
Common Optical Sciences Degree Program Names
  • Technical Aide Optical Systems Division Job
  • Optical Sensor Scientist/Engineer
  • Principal Optical Scientist
  • Senior Optical Systems Engineer
  • Optical Applications Scientist/Engineer
  • Senior Electron Optical Engineer
  • Optical Sci/Eng III
  • Staff Scientist Theoretical Atomic Molecular & Optical Physics
  • Physical Science Research Assistant
  • Chemical Sciences Division Director
Common Optical Sciences Course Titles
  • Diabetes and age-related ophthalmic disorders
  • Management of low vision and the theory
  • Ophthalmic diagnostic instrumentation
  • Assessing retinal processing
  • Clinical neurology of the visual system
  • Pediatric optometry
  • Advanced ophthalmic investigation GIS - Geographic Information Systems
  • Clinical neurology of the visual system
  • Vision in the aged
  • Ocular Therapeutics I, II and III

Optical Sciences Programs by State & City