According to the Bureau of Labor statistics:
"Employment of dispensing opticians is expected to grow about as fast as average for all occupations through 2018, as the population ages and demand for corrective lenses increases. Very good job prospects are expected."
For more information about the job outlook for Opticianry, please refer to the Occupational Outlook Handbook at: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos098.htm\
In February 2010, a salary survey of Cleveland area opticians was conducted, and it was found that the average salary for the Licensed Dispensing Opticians surveyed from Northeast Ohio is $18.35.