Occupation Profile for Optometrists

Diagnose, manage, and treat conditions and diseases of the human eye and visual system. Examine eyes and visual system, diagnose problems or impairments, prescribe corrective lenses, and provide treatment. May prescribe therapeutic drugs to treat specific eye conditions.

 
 
 

 
 
Overview
$91,040.00 Median Annual Wage 1,000 Average Job Openings Per Year
0.3 Average Unemployment Percentage 0.0 Percentage That Completed High School
33,000 Employment Numbers in 2006 0.0 Percentage That Had Some College
36,000 Employment Numbers in 2016 (est.) 100.0 Percentage That Went Beyond College Degree

Sample Job Titles
Doctor
Doctor of Optometry
Optometrist
Optometry Doctor (OD)

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Sources: Career Guide to Industries (CGI), Occupational Information Network (O*Net), Occupation Outlook Handbook (OOH)
Knowledge
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Skills
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Abilities
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  • Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
Tasks
  • Core — Examine eyes, using observation, instruments and pharmaceutical agents, to determine visual acuity and perception, focus and coordination and to diagnose diseases and other abnormalities such as glaucoma or color blindness.
  • Core — Analyze test results and develop a treatment plan.
  • Core — Prescribe, supply, fit and adjust eyeglasses, contact lenses and other vision aids.
  • Core — Prescribe medications to treat eye diseases if state laws permit.
  • Core — Educate and counsel patients on contact lens care, visual hygiene, lighting arrangements and safety factors.
Activities
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
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123 Optometrist Jobs Found


Great opportunity for part or full time Optometrist in Hyde Park. Great salary, bonus potential and opportunity for growth! Mix of comprehensive an...
ETS Vision - IL - Chicago - posted 8 days ago
Great opportunity for part or full time Optometrist in Glen Ellyn area. Great salary, bonus potential and opportunity for growth! Mix of comprehens...
ETS Vision - IL - Glen Ellyn - posted 8 days ago
Loyal Source Government Services is looking for qualified Optometrist with Offutt AFB, Nebraska as a civilian contractor promoting and restoring pa...
Loyal Source - NE - Omaha - posted 13 days ago
Correctional Care | Committed Careers | Corizon Health We have an exceptional opportunity for an Optometrist to join our healthcare team at the Sou...
Corizon Health - Licking - posted 2 days ago
Correctional Care | Committed Careers | Corizon Health We have an exceptional opportunity for an Optometrist to join our healthcare team at the Mis...
Corizon Health - Pacific - posted 14 days ago
Optometry leaders, are you looking for an exciting and rewarding career opportunity to work with world-class ophthalmologists with a leading provid...
LasikPlus - GA - Atlanta - posted about 1 month ago
Optometry leaders, are you looking for an exciting and rewarding career opportunity to work with world-class ophthalmologists with a leading provid...
LasikPlus - FL - Tampa - posted about 1 month ago
Dr. Saul Mendelsohn is looking to hire a full time California State Licensed Optometrist for his Fresno Office. Great opportunity for recent optome...
Mendelsohn's Vision Center - CA - Fresno - posted 16 days ago
Loyal Source Government Services is looking for a qualified Optometrist to work with the U.S. Navy at the Navy Medical Center in Annapolis, MD as a...
Loyal Source - MD - Annapolis - posted 19 days ago
Tact Medical Staffing is seeking Optometrist Technicians for a Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Optometrist Technicians for primarily adult patient ...
Tact Medical Staffing - NY - New York - posted 26 days ago

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