Optometrists

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Occupation Description

Optometrists detect, manage, and treat illnesses of the human eye and visual system. They survey eyes and visual systems, identify complications or deficiencies, prescribe glasses or contacts, and offer treatment. They can prescribe beneficial medication to overcome patients specific eye conditions.

Estimated Income

Lower End
Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

29180

Job Openings By 2020

23400

Growth Rate

33.1%

Required Education

Doctoral or professional degree
Specific Programs:
Doctor of Optometry

Required Work Experience

None

National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth