Optometrist Jobs in New Orleans, 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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Lasik Plus - Metairie, LA (5 miles from New Orleans, LA)
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...
9 days ago
Doctor's Exchange of Louisiana PC - Elmwood, LA (7 miles from New Orleans, LA)
Primary eye care is not just about contact lenses and eyeglass prescriptions....
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11 days ago Doctor's Exchange of Louisiana PC
Eskridge & Associates - New Orleans, LA (2 miles from New Orleans, LA)
Conduct routine eye examinations, as well as visual field tests. Conduct vision tests ordered in a standard vision exam....
16 days ago
Pro Healthcare - Metairie, LA (5 miles from New Orleans, LA)
Perform eye exams and analyze test results. Diagnose sight problems, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness and eye diseases, such as glaucoma. Prescribe eyeglasses and medications....
19 days ago
Private Practice - Metairie, LA (5 miles from New Orleans, LA)
Optometrist $Open Private Practice Locations : Metairie, LA Or Shreveport, LA Amazing Optometrist and Staff!...
23 days ago
The Eye Group - New Orleans, LA
Join an amazing optometry practice with a great reputation and amazing staff. High Paying and full benefits! The position is mostly routine and optometry full-scope medical environment....
23 days ago
Doctor's Exchange of Louisiana PC - New Orleans, LA
Primary eye care is not just about contact lenses and eyeglass prescriptions....
Direct Apply

26 days ago
Visionworks - Metairie, LA (5 miles from New Orleans, LA)
Visionworks, one of the leading providers of eye care services in Louisiana, is hiring a FULL TIME Optometrist in our METAIRIE (New Orleans) location....
30+ days ago
VisionWorks - Gretna, LA (3 miles from New Orleans, LA)
Optometrist Store 88, Oakwood Mall, Gretna, Louisiana, United States of America Req #18702 Tuesday, June 29, 2021 Visionworks, one of the leading providers of eye care services in Louisiana, is hiring...
30+ days ago
Aria Care Partners - New Orleans, LA
As an optometrist in our practice, you will be expected to: Conduct eye exams using mobile optometric equipment and general diagnostic interpretation Diagnose and assist in the treatment of ocular disease...
30+ days ago
Walmart - Kenner, LA (10 miles from New Orleans, LA)
Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Optometry (OD) from accredited optometry school. Licensed optometrist in good standing in state of practice. Preferred Qualifications......
45+ days ago
Aria Care Partners - New Orleans, LA
Diagnose and treat ocular disease. Prescribe, fit, and adjust eyeglasses. Recommend appropriate patient follow-up and care options....
45+ days ago
Luxottica Group - Metairie, LA (5 miles from New Orleans, LA)
At LensCrafters, we feel the world deserves a thoughtful and caring partner who understands that true vision care is a synergy of trusted eye care and exceptional eyewear....
45+ days ago
Luxottica Group - Metairie, LA (5 miles from New Orleans, LA)
An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with LensCrafters (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....
45+ days ago
Luxottica Group - Metairie, LA (5 miles from New Orleans, LA)
An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with Target Optical (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....
45+ days ago

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Salary for Optometrist Jobs in New Orleans, LA

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

$83,440

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Optometrist positions.

Highest Education Level

Optometrists in New Orleans, LA 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 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 New Orleans, 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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