Optometrist Jobs in Iowa

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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GPAC - Sioux City, 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-and...
3 days ago
Pearle Vision - Des Moines, IA
Pearles vision of genuine eye care Great practice opportunity for an independent Doctor of Optometry....
19 hours ago
GPAC - 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-and...
3 days ago
Walmart/Sam's Club Health & Wellness - Atlantic, IA
Prescribe and fit glasses, contact lenses and other visual aids. Deliver outstanding customer service and engagement in all patient interactions....
4 days ago
Walmart/Sam's Club Health & Wellness - Glenwood, IA
Prescribe and fit glasses, contact lenses and other visual aids. Deliver outstanding customer service and engagement in all patient interactions....
4 days ago
Doctor's Exchange of Iowa PC - Davenport, IA
Primary eye care is not just about contact lenses and eyeglass prescriptions....
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Doctor's Exchange of Iowa PC - Dubuque, IA
Primary eye care is not just about contact lenses and eyeglass prescriptions....
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Doctor's Exchange of Iowa PC - Cedar Falls, IA
Primary eye care is not just about contact lenses and eyeglass prescriptions....
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5 days ago Doctor's Exchange of Iowa PC
Hui Vision PLLC - Mount Pleasant, IA
Here at Hui Vision we pride ourselves in providing superior eye care to the community of Mt Pleasant, Iowa and its surrounding area and we are looking for an optometrist to join our family!...
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6 days ago
Target Optical - Davenport, IA
An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with Target Optical (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....
8 days ago
Luxottica Group - Davenport, IA
An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with Target Optical (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....
10 days ago
Doctor's Exchange of Iowa PC - Ankeny, IA
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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11 days ago Doctor's Exchange of Iowa PC
Doctor's Exchange of Iowa PC - Council Bluffs, IA
Primary eye care is not just about contact lenses and eyeglass prescriptions....
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12 days ago Doctor's Exchange of Iowa PC
Walmart/Sam's Club Health & Wellness - Council Bluffs, IA
Prescribe and fit glasses, contact lenses and other visual aids. Deliver outstanding customer service and engagement in all patient interactions....
12 days ago
Walmart/Sam's Club Health & Wellness - Harlan, IA
Prescribe and fit glasses, contact lenses and other visual aids. Deliver outstanding customer service and engagement in all patient interactions....
12 days ago

Demographic Data for Iowa

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Salary for Optometrist Jobs in Iowa

This is the average annual salary for Optometrist jobs in Iowa as reported by the BLS.

$130,160

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Optometrist positions.

Highest Education Level

Optometrists in Iowa 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 Iowa
  • 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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