Optometrist Jobs in Santa Barbara, 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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Luxottica - Ventura, CA (20 miles from Santa Barbara, CA)
An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with LensCrafters (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....
7 hours ago
Luxottica Group - Ventura, CA (20 miles from Santa Barbara, CA)
An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with LensCrafters (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....
4 days ago
Advanced Eyecare, A Professional Optometric Group - Santa Barbara, CA
Are you dissatisfied working in a retail environment performing refractions and selling second pairs of glasses? Maybe it’s time for a change....
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4 days ago Advanced Eyecare, A Professional Optometric Group
Clinicas del Camino Real - Ventura, CA (20 miles from Santa Barbara, CA)
We are looking for an Optometrist to perform eye tests and provide excellent eye care to our patients....
23 days ago
Sansum Clinic - Santa Barbara, CA (6 miles from Santa Barbara, CA)
As our Orthoptist we here at Sansum Clinic are looking for you to bring your expertise to our growing "We Care" team. Under the general supervision of an ophthalmologist, this position evaluates...
30+ days ago

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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 Santa Barbara, CA

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

$101,620

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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

Optometrists in Santa Barbara, CA offer the following education background
  • Doctorate Degree (67.4%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (14.3%)
  • High School or GED (7.5%)
  • 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 Santa Barbara, 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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