Optometrist Jobs in Chico, 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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Spectrum Eyecare Optometry - Chico, CA
Spectrum Eyecare is a unique practice that provides eye health and vision consultations to residents in Skilled Nursing Facilities throughout the entire State of California. We provide access to...
11 days ago
Department of Veterans Affairs - Chico, CA
vision evaluation and services Diagnosing, managing and treating refractive conditions, binocular functions, ocular diseases and conditions, ocular complications of systemic disease, etc....
30+ days ago
Vision Service Plan - Chico, CA
In this role, youll perform in-depth eye exams for vision and ocular health, evaluate patients for contact lenses including myopia management with Orthokeratology, custom RGP and scleral lenses as well...
60+ days ago

Demographic Data for Chico, CA

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Optometrist Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Optometry Skills for Success
For optometry students, pre-registration and novice optometrists (and those returning to work), junior eye doctors, dispensing opticians and orthoptists preparing for refraction exams, contact...

The Visual System and Concussion
This interactive course for physical therapists, occupational therapists, and athletic trainers is focused on providing basic knowledge of the visual system in the concussed patient, along with...

Diploma in Optometry
Optometry is a health care profession that involves examining the eyes and applicable visual systems for defects or abnormalities as well as the correction of refractive error with glasses or...

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Salary for Optometrist Jobs in Chico, CA

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

$117,180

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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

Optometrists in Chico, CA offer the following education background
  • Doctorate Degree (67.5%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (14.3%)
  • High School or GED (7.4%)
  • Associate's Degree (3.8%)
  • Vocational 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 Chico, 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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