Benefits of a career in optometry
Specsavers in Bury St Edmunds is encouraging local students to consider a career in optics and optometry.
The team is always available to offer careers advice to young people about how to get into the industry.
Marc Mitchell, store director at Specsavers Bury St Edmunds, says: ‘A career in optometry and optics is highly rewarding and varied.’
‘You could work in hospitals where you will see people with complicated eye related problems, get involved in pioneering research, go down the road of teaching or you may want to own your own optometry business. It’s an incredibly challenging and well respected profession, offering a good living with flexibility in terms of working hours and is highly rewarding.’
Entry requirements vary between universities but you will usually need high grades, typically a minimum of AAB at A-level, or equivalent, with at least two science subjects.