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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Kaiser Permanente - Union City, CA
fundus contact lens, tear function testing, Amsler grid, confrontation fields, etc....
2 days ago
FirstSight Vision Services, INC - Colton, 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
California Correctional Health Care Services - Ione, CA
Possession of a valid license to practice optometry in the State of California, and two years of experience in the practice of optometry....
1 day ago
VSP Global - Upland, CA
In this role, you'll perform comprehensive eye exams for vision and ocular health. The current office hours are 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Friday; 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m....
1 day ago
Luxottica Group - San Diego, CA
An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with LensCrafters (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....
6 hours ago
Luxottica Group - San Pedro, CA
An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with Target Optical (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....
6 hours ago
North Bay Eye Associates - Sonoma, CA
In this role, the optometrist performs comprehensive eye exams, documents medical history in EHR, diagnoses and assists in the treatment of ocular diseases, prescribes corrective lenses, while working...
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10 hours ago North Bay Eye Associates
Luxottica - Culver City, CA
An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with Target Optical (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....
2 days ago
Luxottica - Van Nuys, CA
An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with Target Optical (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....
2 days ago
VSP Global - Sacramento, CA
The practice specializes in ocular disease treatment and management, specialty contact lenses, and pediatric eye care....
1 day ago
Redwood Sage - Riverside, CA
Primary eye care is not just about contact lenses and eyeglass prescriptions....
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10 hours ago Redwood Sage
Cypress Ophthalmology Group - Bakersfield, CA
Primary eye care is not just about contact lenses and eyeglass prescriptions....
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10 hours ago Cypress Ophthalmology Group
The Eye Group - Palm Desert, CA
We exclusively recruit for optometry and ophthalmology practices at no cost to those seeking a job. All inquiries are strictly confidential....
19 hours ago
The Eye Group - Visalia, CA
Monaco Optomap in both offices, Spectralis and Zeiss Cirrus OCTs, Humphrey's Visual Fields, AR and NCT, Revolution EHR, optometric technicians perform case history and pre-testing and VFs and imaging...
2 days ago
VSP Global - Redlands, CA
The team of Optometrists offers family eye care, specialty contact lenses, dry eye treatment, LASIK consultations, and refractive surgery co-management....
1 day ago

Demographic Data for California

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Optometrist Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Optometry Skills for Success
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Diploma in Optometry
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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 (67.5%)
  • 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 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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