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.
Median Annual Wage: $101,410
Education: Doctoral degree (91%); Professional degree (9%)
Projected Growth: Much faster than average (22% or higher)
Related Job Titles: Optometrist; Doctor of Optometry (OD); Chief, Optometry Service; Eye Clinic Manager; Independent Contractor; Optometrist, Owner; Optometrist, President/Practice Owner; Optometrist/Practice Owner