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Undergraduate Certificates in Optometric Technician/Assistant

65 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This degree is more popular with female students, and about 60% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.5% of optometric technician/assistant graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Optometric Technician/Assistant Majors

During the 2020-2021 academic year, 65 students earned their undergraduate certificate in optometric technician/assistant. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in optometric technician/assistant at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Undergraduate Certificate 65
Associate Degree 65
Basic Certificate 57

Earnings of Optometric Technician/Assistant Majors With Undergraduate Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for optometric technician/assistant majors with their undergraduate certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for optometric technician/assistant students who are undergraduate certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in optometric technician/assistant. About 81.5% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 12
Women 53

The racial-ethnic distribution of optometric technician/assistant undergraduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2
Black or African American 6
Hispanic or Latino 29
White 24
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

Below are some popular majors that are similar to optometric technician/assistant that offer undergraduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician 134
Ophthalmic Technician 52
Orthoptics/Orthoptist 27


*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

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