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Transcript of OPTOMETRIST
Wages & Salary
Income varies depending on experience, specialization, type of employment, and geographic location.
Personal characteristics or traits needed:
Operating machines and equipments.
Using number skills in counting,
measuring and arithmetic.
Seeking and analyzing informations.
Optometrists examine people’s eyes to diagnose vision problems, eye diseases, and other conditions.
Vision services such as eye exams and or eye check ups.
Prescribe and fit eyeglasses and contact lenses.
Provide low vision aids and vision therapy.
Earnings for optometrists range from about
$50,000 to over $150,000 a year
Although precise figures are not available,
the national average is likely somewhere in the $70,000
to $90,000 a year range
To become an optometrist, you must first
complete at least 3 years of studies at a university,
including courses in chemistry, biology, physics, math,
and English. Most applicants, however, hold a 4-year
Bachelor of Science degree. You must also pass the
Optometry Admission Test (OAT) before applying.
No take-home work
Stress free career
Good starting salary
No career progression
Career Ladder :
$50,000 to $60,000 a year
• Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree
• Completion of national and provincial exams
Working for another optometrist: checking and testing eyes; diagnosing eye problems; prescribing lenses; providing vision therapy
Owner of Optometric Practice
$60,000 to $150,000 a year
• Business experience
Seeing patients; managing office; hiring and firing staff; accounting.
$60,000 to $100,000 a year
• Experience diagnosing patients and prescribing lenses
Seeing patients; doing some administrative tasks.
: eye doctors who specialise in managing and treating eye conditions, generally through surgical intervention or the prescribing of medication.
There aren't much of job openings for optometrists, everyone starts in the bottom after graduating from an optometry school and eventually works their way up. So if you want to become one of those successful optometrists, then you must first start from the bottom which means working for another optometrist and then become an associte optometrist and then try your best to work your way up of having your own clinic.
Post Secondary School :
University Of British Columbia
Simon Fraser University (SFU)
These are the subjects that's important and is required in highschool if you want to become an optometrist: