Optometrist Jobs in District of Columbia

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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Confidential - Washington, DC
Duties include comprehensive exams, Ocular Disease: Diabetic and Glaucoma management, and cataract surgery patients....
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Eye to Eye Careers - Washington, DC
Job Description: On the road Optometrist needed to drive the streets of Washington DC to perform excellent comprehensive eye exams....
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LensCrafters - Washington, DC
effectively with patients the need for annual eye exams....
23 days ago
VisionWorks - Washington, DC
We practice comprehensive primary care including contact lens fittings, and we have state of the art equipment including Optos, retinal cameras, and OCT....
60+ days ago

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Salary for Optometrist Jobs in District of Columbia

This is the average annual salary for Optometrist jobs in District of Columbia as reported by the BLS.

$90,140

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Optometrist positions.

Highest Education Level

Optometrists in District of Columbia offer the following education background
  • Doctorate Degree (67.2%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (14.2%)
  • High School or GED (7.5%)
  • Associate's Degree (3.9%)
  • Vocational or Certification (3.8%)
  • 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 District of Columbia
  • 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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