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Career information and college search tools for optometrists and those interested in pursuing careers in related fields.

Optometrists Skills

Below are the skills needed to be optometrists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Skill NameImportanceCompetence
Critical Thinking44.38
Active Listening44.38
Speaking3.884.12
Science3.754.12
Reading Comprehension3.624.75

Optometrists Abilities

Below are the abilities needed to be optometrists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Ability NameImportanceCompetence
Near Vision4.254.5
Deductive Reasoning4.124.62
Inductive Reasoning4.125.12
Oral Comprehension45
Oral Expression44.38

Optometrists Knowledge

Below are the knowledge areas needed to be optometrists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Knowledge AreaImportanceCompetence
Medicine and Dentistry4.735.41
Customer and Personal Service4.524.91
Biology4.34.7
Psychology3.874.48
English Language3.824.05

Optometrists Work activities

Below are the work activities involved in being optometrists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work ActivityImportanceCompetence
Getting Information4.75.13
Documenting/Recording Information4.614.91
Making Decisions and Solving Problems4.575.39
Assisting and Caring for Others4.54.68
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events4.35.22

Optometrists Work styles

Below are the work styles involved in being optometrists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work StyleImportance
Integrity4.78
Attention to Detail4.67
Dependability4.48
Concern for Others4.45
Analytical Thinking4.39

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Optometrists

Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Optometrists jobs , as of 2017

   
Metro AreaTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim1,250 $112,860
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell720 $107,370
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn690 $116,730
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington690 $128,120
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land680 $93,540
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach580 $123,520
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood500 $129,230
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward490 $115,100
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale490 $120,900
Pittsburgh470 $123,740

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Total employment and salary for professions similar to optometrists

Source : 2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 22.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

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