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OPTOMETRIST

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Danielle Dumrique

on 16 October 2013

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OPTOMETRIST
Wages & Salary
Income varies depending on experience, specialization, type of employment, and geographic location.
Personal characteristics or traits needed:

Understanding physics.
Operating machines and equipments.
Using number skills in counting,
measuring and arithmetic.
Seeking and analyzing informations.
Education:
Job Description
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.
Services include:
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.
Sociable hours

No take-home work

Stress free career

Good starting salary
Advantages:
Disadvantages:
Weekend work

Repetitive

No career progression

Career Ladder :
Level 1
Sample Title:
Recent Graduate

Earnings:
$50,000 to $60,000 a year

Requirements:
• Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree
• Completion of national and provincial exams

Responsibilities:
Working for another optometrist: checking and testing eyes; diagnosing eye problems; prescribing lenses; providing vision therapy
Level Three
/FINAL Level
Title:
Owner of Optometric Practice

Earnings:
$60,000 to $150,000 a year

Requirements:
• Business experience

Responsibilities:
Seeing patients; managing office; hiring and firing staff; accounting.
Level Two
Sample Title:
Associate Optometrist

Earnings:
$60,000 to $100,000 a year

Requirements:
• Experience diagnosing patients and prescribing lenses

Responsibilities:
Seeing patients; doing some administrative tasks.
Employment Outlook
Related Careers
Ophthalmologists
: eye doctors who specialise in managing and treating eye conditions, generally through surgical intervention or the prescribing of medication.



Somewhat related:


Dental Assistants
Orthodontists
Physician Assistants
Prosthodontists
Respiratory Therapists
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)



Planning 2-2
Danielle Dumrique
High School
These are the subjects that's important and is required in highschool if you want to become an optometrist:
Biology
Physics
Chemistry
Math
(UBC)
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