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Opticians, dispensing
Description: Dispensing opticians work for eye doctors, making glasses and contact lenses according to the doctors' orders. They also keep customer records, track inventory, and help customers find frames that fit them well. Many work evenings and weekends or part-time. They must be careful with the glass-cutting machinery and chemicals they use to make lenses.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/
Salary: $23,001 to $28,000 per year


There are 20 math topics Opticians, dispensing need to know.
Basic Math / Algebra
Ratio and Proportion
Customary Measurement
Metric Measurement
Measurement Conversion
Basic Statistics
Statistical Graphing
Powers and Roots
Negative Numbers
Basic Problem Solving
First-Year Algebra
Using Formulas
Basic Terminology
Angle Measurement
Pythagorean Theorem
Make/Use 3D Drawings
Other Topics
Basic Calculator Use
Group Problem Solving
Mental Math