I'm a New Jersey Licensed Optician for the past 20 years. I received Great News the other day when my son informed me he wanted to become a Licensed Optician like his dear "Very Old Dad". The reason why I'm offering this information out to anyone who cares is simple. N.J. Opticians are having an up hill battle keeping Our License in tact. With the cost of gas plus having to pay back his previous college loans(can't seem to get a job), he's not able to do the 3 hour traveling(1 1/2 each way to closest school) plus 3 days a week trip. We have been informed and I checked with our State board, Jr. is able to get his schooling on line.
One of the things that we need as a profession is not only the Quality BUT Quantity.I feel this could open the door for anyone on the bubble to join our State Licenseing Program.