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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FirstSight Vision Services, INC - Milpitas, CA
Our location provides you with the optimal opportunity to combine an entrepreneurial mindset with your passion for delivering patient-centered primary eye care....
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FirstSight Vision Services, INC - Sacramento, CA
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Wolstan & Goldberg Eye Associates - Torrance, CA
The optometrist will see a lot of general ophthalmology patients, in addition to pre and post cataract and LASIK surgical patients....
8 hours ago
Target Optical - Encinitas, CA
An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with Target Optical (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....
8 hours ago
Regency Eye Care Inc - Modesto, CA
Primary eye care is not just about contact lenses and eyeglass prescriptions....
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Target Optical - Ventura, CA
OneSight: OneSight brings across the globe vision care to people who lack access by mobilizing eye care professionals, industry experts, volunteers, and partners....
6 hours ago
Bellevue Eye Medical Center - Berkeley, CA
fundus contact lens, tear function testing, Amsler grid, confrontation fields, etc....
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2 days ago
FirstSight Vision Services, INC - Marysville, CA
Our location provides you with the optimal opportunity to combine an entrepreneurial mindset with your passion for delivering patient-centered primary eye care....
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FirstSight Vision Services, INC - Rocklin, CA
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FirstSight Vision Services, INC - Porterville, CA
Our location provides you with the optimal opportunity to combine an entrepreneurial mindset with your passion for delivering patient-centered primary eye care....
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1 day ago FirstSight Vision Services, INC
San Diego, CA
Looking for an optometrist to work a consistent 4-5 day schedule. Great team to support patient care. Please contact for more details. Thank you!...
6 hours ago
Enterprise Optometry Group - Redding, CA
The full-time Optometrist will provide comprehensive eye care 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Fridays....
8 hours ago
Target Optical - Menifee, CA
An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with Target Optical (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....
4 hours ago
LensCrafters - Pleasanton, CA
An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with LensCrafters (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....
8 hours ago
LensCrafters - San Bernardino, CA
An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with LensCrafters (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....
4 hours ago

Demographic Data for California

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Optometrist Online Courses and Training Opportunities

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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 (67.6%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (14.3%)
  • High School or GED (7.3%)
  • 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 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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