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I am a 100% disable Marine Veteran. My spouse is a professional European Optician with 20 years experience. We will arrive in the US with her green card in 2021. What documentation or educational requirements are expected for my spouse to transition her 20 year Optician experience and education from Europe to the US professional work force?


Walter Whitaker

Resume and educational background available upon request

13 October 2020 3 replies Career Advancement



Joe Woodward Tarpon Springs, FL

CPL addition to the above resources identified to support your wife's job transition, have you considered applying to start a Veteran Owned Service Disabled Company? By virtue of your service and disability status you qualify. In that way you and your wife can have some additional flexibility as you move back to the States.


Duke Khadan Sawh Keyport, NJ

Hi Walter,

Below is a link from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics which governs US Optician requirements. Individual states may have additional requirements.

Best wishes to you and your spouse.



Noah Strassberg New York, NY

Hi Walter,

Thanks for your question! I would like to direct you to the Community section here:

Here you may find advisors whom have backgrounds in the optical field that have signed up for private messaging. You might have better luck getting some advice on the right courses to take if you reach out directly to a few of the advisors.

Please feel free to send me a private message with any further questions.

- Noah

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