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

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 2016

     
Metro Area Total Employment Annual Mean Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim 1,310 $107,370
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land 740 $90,910
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood 650 $135,020
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington 630 $129,880
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell 600 $100,160
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach 560 $123,180
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward 520 $112,050
Pittsburgh 520 $113,200
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale 510 $122,350
San Diego-Carlsbad 470 $117,620

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Career Stories (Job Profiles) for Optometrists

To find out more about building a career as Optometrists, we spoke with professionals in the field across a variety of specialties. Learn about their experiences on the job, the steps they took to complete their education, and what it takes to excel in this industry. Click the link to see a story.

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Source : 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Most Popular Industries for
Optometrists

These industries represent at least 1% of the total number of people employed in this occupation.

Industry Total Employment Percent Annual Median Salary
Medical Office 21,820 84% $95,960
Drug Stores 2,590 10% $100,960
Hospital 520 2% $105,920
Government 360 1% $70,620
Education 270 1% $86,590
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