optometrist conducting patient's eye exam

Optometry Job Market 2018 Industry Recap [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Kristina Kelly, iHire | February 20, 2019

Just in time for our debut at SECO, the world’s largest optometric conference, iHireOptometry compiled a lookback at the optometry job listings shared across our platform in 2018. With approximately 70,000 eye care job postings, it is easy to see why the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts optometrist jobs and optician jobs will grow at a rate of 18% and 15%, respectively, through 2026.

Check out our infographic below for a glimpse of the booming 2018 optometry job market: What job titles were in highest demand? Which skills were most important to employers? And, where were the most optometry jobs located?

Infographic depicting 2018 optometry job market