The PathMatch Guide to

Optometry

A Day in the Life

An Optometrist is a medical professional with a focus on eyes and vision related issues. An Optometrist is also qualified to diagnose and treat all diseases and disorders that can cause visual impairment with the proper certifications. Some of the things that Optometrists do are test vision fields of patients, prescribe appropriate treatment for patients after observation, and conduct surgery to repair eye issues.

Work Responsibilities

Skills You'll Need

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to concentration while doing tasks repeatedly 
  • Superb problem solving skills
  • Ability to understand mathematical and scientific concepts 
  • Ability to put nervous patients at ease

Industries You'll Work In

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Growth Path

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  2. Mid-Level
  3. Mid-Senior Level
  4. Senior-Level
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Demand for Talent

  • The job market for optometrists is expected to grow by 18% between 2016 and 2026
  • The profession is viewed as stable and it isn’t expected to shrink in need any time soon

Compensation

$65K-$95K
Junior-Level
$95K-$110K
Mid-Level
$110K-$180K
Mid-Senior Level
$180K+
Senior-Level

Teams You'll Work With

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Work/Life Balance Score

Work/life balance is when someone equally prioritizes their career and their personal life. This balance can vary greatly from one career to the next.

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Job Stability Score

Job stability is about more than your experience and career. As industries decline, so do the jobs in them.

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Prestige Score

Job stability is about more than your experience and career. As industries decline, so do the jobs in them.

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