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OPTOMETRIST

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OPTOMETRIST
Suragan Upadhyay
Period 4
NATURE OF WORK
The Job: Examine and diagnose the visual system Prescribe glasses and contacts
MAIN DUTIES
What they do:

Conduct and analyze tests
Prescribe medication such as glasses
Detect diseases
Refer patients to other professionals
Promote keeping healthy eyes

EARNINGS
$21k-145k Depending on location, experience, hours, etc.
EMPLOYMENT PROSPECT
WORKING CONDITIONS
37 - 40 hours per week. Sometimes evenings and weekends. Any Gender
Use special equipment
CAREER AS AN OPTOMETRIST
Helpful Personality Traits: Able to talk to patients Decide best actions
Skills Needed: Decision-making skills Interpersonal skills Speaking skills
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Workplaces: Mostly office settings Hospitals Retail optical stores
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Salary Benefits: Overtime Paid vacation time Dental coverage Pension Plan
Can find work all over Canada
Good job security
27% Estimated growth between 2014 - 2024
Above average since aging = vision problems
People are expected to retire
Recent low levels of unemployment.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
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Education: Typically 8 years post secondary 4 year bachelor's in university 4 year optometry program for Doctor of Optometry degree Canadian cost: $60,000 – $70,000
Requirements: Must be licensed Appease provincial requirements Take national test Trained to use equipment to diagnose and treat eyes
Experience: Work experience not required, but recommended
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Training
University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science
Located in Waterloo Ontario
Only 1 of 2 optometric training in Canada to get a Doctor of Optometry degree
~4 years
Only English optometric training in the country to get a Doctor of Optometry degree
Programs for providing experience for students
Program for supporting researching in the field

Training
Université de Montréal
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Only 1 of 2 optometric training in Canada to get a Doctor of Optometry degree
~4 years
Only French optometric training in the country to get a Doctor of Optometry degree
Leads to Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree


Work Experience / Volunteer Experience / External Courses

Job as Optometrist / Medical Assistant
Work for a professional
Gain experience by observing their work
Learn more from the professional
Get used to the environment and equipment
Work Experience / Volunteer Experience / External Courses

Interview an Optometrist
Get in contact with nearby optometrists
Ask them about their work: Responsibilities
What they like/dislike Any advice
Arrange to conduct a job shadow

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Conclusion
I want to become an Optometrist because:

I like science and biology.
I’m interested in the human body and how it works.
I’ve always wanted to go into a field of medicine.
Not all of my time is gone.
Not many dangers.

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