Optometrist Jobs in Bakersfield, CA

Optometrists are doctors of optometry (ODs) whose primary responsibilities are to diagnose, treat, and prevent problems related to eyes and sight. These eye care experts also perform vision tests and analyze results to identify anomalies and recommend treatment such as corrective lenses or medication. Their job descriptions may also include performing minor eye-related surgery and providing patient care before and after larger procedures.

The median salary for an optometrist is $106,140, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects much faster than average job growth at 15%+ through 2026.

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Cypress Ophthalmology Group - Bakersfield, CA
Primary eye care is not just about contact lenses and eyeglass prescriptions....
5 days ago
Kaiser Permanente - Bakersfield, CA
muscle problems and associated conditions), low vision evaluation (for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with subnormal vision not correctable with standard opthalmic appliances), fluorescein...
6 days ago
Pacificwest Regional EyeCare, P.C. - Bakersfield, CA
Primary eye care is not just about contact lenses and eyeglass prescriptions....
MEDsearch Financial Inc. - Bakersfield, CA
lenses Advise patients on proper eye care techniques Keep updated and accurate medical records for all patients Book next appointments in cases where re-examination is required Train patients on how...
28 days ago
Luxottica Group - Bakersfield, CA
An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with Target Optical (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....
45+ days ago

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Salary for Optometrist Jobs in Bakersfield, CA

This is the average annual salary for Optometrist jobs in Bakersfield, CA as reported by the BLS.

$115,440

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Optometrist positions.

Highest Education Level

Optometrists in Bakersfield, CA offer the following education background
  • Doctorate Degree (67.8%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (14.3%)
  • High School or GED (7.2%)
  • Associate's Degree (3.8%)
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (3.7%)
  • Master's Degree (2.6%)
  • Some College (0.5%)
  • Some High School (0.2%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Optometrists in Bakersfield, CA
  • None (59.1%)
  • 1-2 years (13.6%)
  • 2-4 years (13.6%)
  • Less than 1 year (9.1%)
  • 10+ years (4.5%)

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