Optometrist Jobs in California

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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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - Santa Rosa, CA
disease or ocular manifestations of systemic disease....
1 day ago
Chan Family Optometry - Grass Valley, CA 95945, CA
We offer full-scope care (ocular disease, dry eye, low vision rehabilitation, pediiatrics, contact lenses, LASIK/PRK and cataract surgery co-management) with advanced technology including Daytona Optos...
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9 hours ago
Corporate practice - Concord, CA
Whether you are looking for your first opportunity in eye care, or youre an experienced optometrist looking to take the next step in your career, we look forward to welcoming you to our team!...
2 days ago
Murrieta Creek Optometry - Temecula, CA 92592, CA
Family Practice Optometrist Busy, primary care Optometry private practice with two locations in beautiful Temecula Valley, California Three days per week, with likely full-time in the near future Full...
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Wellpath - Fresno, CA
Current (and must maintain) lifesaving BLS certification through AHA Current (and must maintain) lifesaving ACLS certification through AHA Perform standard eye exams for persons served Check for evidence...
2 days ago
Fernando Chen, OD, Inc. - Merced, CA
Busy retail practice with emphasis on primary eye care, contact lens evaluations, and office visits. Equipment includes Optomap and Marco automated phoropter....
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1 day ago
Lenscrafters Incorporated - Indio, CA
We excel in specialty contact lens fits. Interested applicant please email cover letter and resume to this posting....
7 hours ago
Kaiser Permanente - San Diego, CA
Provides treatment of the visual system within the scope of optometric licensure, including writing prescriptions for ophthalmic spectacles, contact lenses, orthoptics and non-optical aids....
1 day ago
ALI OD AND PATEL OD, POC - San Luis Obispo, CA
As an optometrist in our practice, your regular duties will include: Perform comprehensive eye exams and contact lens exams Prescribe corrective lenses Promote healthy vision by counseling and educating...
1 day ago
Cypress Ophthalmology Group - Downey, CA
Are you an optometrist looking for supplemental income? National Vision is looking for an optometrist interested in picking up extra days for its offices in the Downey, CA areas....
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2 days ago Cypress Ophthalmology Group
Kaiser Permanente - San Diego, CA
Provides treatment of the visual system within the scope of optometric licensure, including writing prescriptions for ophthalmic spectacles, contact lenses, orthoptics and non-optical aids....
1 day ago
Target Optical - Clovis, CA
An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with Target Optical (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....
3 days ago
LensCrafters - Colma, CA
An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with LensCrafters (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....
3 days ago
National Vision - Concord, CA
Are you an optometrist looking for supplemental income? National Vision is looking for an optometrist interested in picking up extra days for its office in Vallejo, CA....
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3 days ago National Vision
Acuity Eye Group/ Retina Institute of California - Long Beach, CA 90801, 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...
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4 days ago Acuity Eye Group/ Retina Institute of California

Demographic Data for California

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Yoga and Vision Improvement
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Salary for Optometrist Jobs in California

This is the average annual salary for Optometrist jobs in California as reported by the BLS.

$117,180

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Optometrist positions.

Highest Education Level

Optometrists in California offer the following education background
  • Doctorate Degree (66.0%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (14.6%)
  • High School or GED (8.0%)
  • Associate's Degree (4.0%)
  • Vocational or Certification (4.0%)
  • Master's Degree (2.7%)
  • 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 California
  • 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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