Few careers can boast as much opportunity as optics at a time of austerity for much of the economy. The options are vast for optometrists and dispensing opticians - as illustrated by the range of workplace settings covered in this supplement.
Upping sticks and moving coastal and rural areas maximises the chances of finding that dream position. And while this prospect may be a little daunting, support os available from employers together with enviable salaries and standards of living.
Whether working in a multiple, independent, supermarket or domiciliary setting, eye care professionals seem to strive for the same workplace values of helping the community and continuing to learn.
The arrival of audiology to optical practices presents yet another opportunity, while working part-time or as a locum can open up possibilities for other personal and business interests.
Striking the optimum work-life balance is a challenge in most careers, and optics is no different. But planning the journey on should help you stay on the right path.
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Editor, Optician Workplace