Optometrist Jobs in Washington, DC

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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AMN Healthcare - Burke, VA (14 miles from Washington, DC)
Details & requirements for this opportunity: Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:30P Job Setting: Optometrist office Types of Cases: General Optometry We are able to license for this need in Virgina...
AMN Healthcare - Woodbridge, VA (22 miles from Washington, DC)
Details & requirements for this opportunity: Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:30P Job Setting: Optometrist office Types of Cases: General Optometry We are able to license for this need in Virgina...
AMN Healthcare - Springfield, VA (14 miles from Washington, DC)
Details & requirements for this opportunity: Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:30P Job Setting: Optometrist office Types of Cases: General Optometry We are able to license for this need in Virgina...
AMN Healthcare - Falls Church, VA (6 miles from Washington, DC)
Details & requirements for this opportunity: Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:30P Job Setting: Optometrist office Types of Cases: General Optometry We are able to license for this need in Virgina...
AMN Healthcare - Gaithersburg, MD (18 miles from Washington, DC)
Details & requirements for this opportunity: Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:30P Job Setting: Optometrist office Types of Cases: General Optometry We are able to license for this need in Maryland...
AMN Healthcare - Upper Marlboro, MD (16 miles from Washington, DC)
Details & requirements for this opportunity: Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:30P Job Setting: Optometrist office Types of Cases: General Optometry We are able to license for this need in Maryland...
Every Eye Vision - Washington, DC (2 miles from Washington, DC)
The optometrist will be responsible for providing eye exams for glasses and contacts as well as identifying and managing eye diseases for a diverse population....
Warby Parker - Washington, DC
What youll do: Perform excellent comprehensive eye exams in accordance with Warby Parkers protocol and standards of care Ensure flawless accuracy in taking measurements and diagnosing ocular conditions...
4 days ago
LasikPlus, LVI, TLC - West McLean, VA (11 miles from Washington, DC)
Optometrist LCA VISION Optometry leaders, are you looking for an exciting and rewarding career opportunity to work with world-class ophthalmologists with a leading provider of laser vision correction...
7 days ago
Colonial Opticians - Rockville, MD (15 miles from Washington, DC)
Our Optometrist are comprehensive primary eye care specialist. They see patients with a wide variety of pathology and refractive needs and often catch systemic issues....
Barton Associates - Washington, DC
Our client in Washington DC is seeking a optometrist at the start of August. The selected locum can expect to work 2 days per week for 5-8hr shifts....
10 days ago
Corporate practice - Chantilly, VA (22 miles from Washington, DC)
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!...
11 days ago
Corporate practice - Clinton, MD (12 miles from Washington, DC)
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!...
11 days ago
National Vision - Upper Marlboro, MD (15 miles from Washington, DC)
Primary eye care is not just about contact lenses and eyeglass prescriptions....
National Vision - Oxon Hill, MD (6 miles from Washington, DC)
Our Optometrists are comprehensive primary eye care specialists. They see patients with a wide variety of pathology and refractive needs and often catch systemic issues....

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Salary for Optometrist Jobs in Washington, DC

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

$131,300

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Optometrist positions.

Highest Education Level

Optometrists in Washington, DC offer the following education background
  • Doctorate Degree (67.8%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (14.3%)
  • High School or GED (7.2%)
  • 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 Washington, DC
  • 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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