Optometrist Jobs in Baton Rouge, LA

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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The Eye Group - Baton Rouge, LA
Performing primarily routine exams, with an aspect of medical optometry. This is a high volume setting with strong tech support....
4 days ago
Doctor's Exchange of Louisiana PC - Baton Rouge, LA
Primary eye care is not just about contact lenses and eyeglass prescriptions....
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8 days ago Doctor's Exchange of Louisiana PC
Walmart - Baton Rouge, LA
Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Optometry (OD) from accredited optometry school. Licensed optometrist in good standing in state of practice. Preferred Qualifications......
22 days ago
Walmart - Baton Rouge, LA
Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Optometry (OD) from accredited optometry school. Licensed optometrist in good standing in state of practice. Preferred Qualifications......
90+ days ago

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Salary for Optometrist Jobs in Baton Rouge, LA

This is the average annual salary for Optometrist jobs in Baton Rouge, LA as reported by the BLS.

$95,430

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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

Optometrists in Baton Rouge, LA offer the following education background
  • Doctorate Degree (67.3%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (14.2%)
  • High School or GED (7.5%)
  • Associate's Degree (3.8%)
  • 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 Baton Rouge, LA
  • 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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