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Optometrists

Treat conditions and diseases of the human eye and visual system.

Quick Facts

Wages:

Well above the statewide median
$57.41 / hour    Read more about wages

Outlook:

Well above statewide average
Growth rate:  15.7%    Read more about outlook

Education:

Graduate degree (any type) is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Fit eyeglasses, contact lenses, or other vision aids.
  • Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources.
  • Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries.
  • Treat chronic diseases or disorders.
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Job Title Examples:

Doctor
Doctor of Optometry (OD)

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