Occupation description: Diagnose, manage, and treat conditions and diseases of the human eye and visual system. Examine eyes and visual system, diagnose problems or impairments, prescribe corrective lenses, and provide treatment. May prescribe therapeutic drugs to treat specific eye conditions. Ophthalmologists are included in "Physicians and Surgeons, All Other" (29-1069).
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|Average employment||Average annual openings|
|2010 estimate||2020 projection||Percent change||Growth||Replacement||Total|
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|Mean Wage and
95% Confidence Interval
|Wage by Percentile|
(1) indicates an hourly wage greater than $90, or an annual wage greater than $187,200.
Labor Force Indicators
|2011 Worker Characteristics|
|Total workers||Nonresident workers||Percent nonresident||Percent age 45 plus||Percent age 50 plus|
|2011 Potential Supply|
|Qualified but working in another occupation||5|
|Currently employed in a lower paid occupation||4|
|UI claimants previously working in occupation||1|
|2011 ALEXsys Employment Data|
|Number of registrants||7|
|Number of job position postings||14|
|Ratio of registrants to job position postings||0.5|
- Optometrist: 165 licensed View licensing requirements
Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training
|Education: Doctoral or professional degree||Work experience: None||On-the-job training: None|