Optometrist Jobs in Des Moines, IA

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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Walmart/Sam's Club Health & Wellness - Carlisle, IA (10 miles from Des Moines, IA)
Prescribe eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other vision aids; suggesting, interpreting, and assessing diagnostic tests (for example, glaucoma testing, macular degeneration, Optical Coherence Tomography-OCT...
30+ days ago
Walmart/Sam's Club Health & Wellness - Johnston, IA (9 miles from Des Moines, IA)
Prescribe eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other vision aids; suggesting, interpreting, and assessing diagnostic tests (for example, glaucoma testing, macular degeneration, Optical Coherence Tomography-OCT...
30+ days ago
Walmart/Sam's Club Health & Wellness - Des Moines, IA
Prescribe eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other vision aids; suggesting, interpreting, and assessing diagnostic tests (for example, glaucoma testing, macular degeneration, Optical Coherence Tomography-OCT...
30+ days ago
Walmart/Sam's Club Health & Wellness - Mingo, IA (22 miles from Des Moines, IA)
Prescribe eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other vision aids; suggesting, interpreting, and assessing diagnostic tests (for example, glaucoma testing, macular degeneration, Optical Coherence Tomography-OCT...
30+ days ago
GPAC - West Des Moines, IA (12 miles from Des Moines, IA)
As an Optometrist in this practice, your regular duties will include: Perform comprehensive eye exams Diagnose and assist in the treatment of ocular disease Prescribe corrective lenses Provide pre-...
30+ days ago
Pearle Vision - Des Moines, IA
Pearles vision of genuine eye care Great practice opportunity for an independent Doctor of Optometry....
30+ days ago
Walmart/Sam's Club Health & Wellness - Mitchellville, IA (14 miles from Des Moines, IA)
Prescribe eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other vision aids; suggesting, interpreting, and assessing diagnostic tests (for example, glaucoma testing, macular degeneration, Optical Coherence Tomography-OCT...
45+ days ago
Vision To Learn - Des Moines, IA
Vision To Learn partners with school districts to provide eye exams to children living in underserved communities with unmet needs for glasses....
45+ days ago
Walmart - Des Moines, IA
Prescribe eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other vision aids; suggesting, interpreting, and assessing diagnostic tests (for example, glaucoma testing, macular degeneration, Optical Coherence Tomography-OCT...
90+ days ago

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Salary for Optometrist Jobs in Des Moines, IA

This is the average annual salary for Optometrist jobs in Des Moines, IA as reported by the BLS.

$168,150

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Highest Education Level

Optometrists in Des Moines, IA 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 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 Des Moines, IA
  • 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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