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The Versatility of Opticianry
Opticians have training and education that makes them able to work in many different environments. For example, working in an optical lab requires different skills than working in an optical dispensary with patients. Working in a lab requires attention to detail and an understanding of health and safety requirements. Working in a dispensary requires excellent communication skills, patience and problem solving expertise. What does this all mean for you? Many of our opticians come from fields that share common skills such as business, fashion, or health care. Some opticians had previously earned an education in math or science with no clear career in mind.
International ProfessionalsWhen health professionals move to Canada from other countries, often their credentials are not easily transferrable. We have worked hard to make the process of transitioning to become an optician as smooth as possible in order to ensure that international health professionals are able to utilize their skills in Canada. Optometrists, ophthalmologists, physicians, and more make excellent opticians because their prior skills are compatible. Additionally, in many cases transitioning to opticianry allows you to work in the field while you’re earning your credentials.Visit the PLAR page of this website for more information on transitioning to become an optician.