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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LasikPlus, LVI, TLC - Metairie, LA (5 miles from New Orleans, LA)
Specific qualifications for this health care role include: Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree from an accredited School of Optometry License to practice optometry in the state in which you will be practicing...
7 hours ago
Doctor's Exchange of Louisiana PC - Elmwood, LA (7 miles from New Orleans, LA)
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....
Doctor's Exchange of Louisiana PC - Harahan, LA (7 miles from New Orleans, LA)
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....
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......
30+ days ago
Walmart - Harvey, LA (6 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......
30+ days ago
LensCrafters - Metairie, LA (5 miles from New Orleans, LA)
An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with LensCrafters at Macys (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....
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...
90+ 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....
90+ days ago
Luxottica Group - Metairie, LA (5 miles from New Orleans, LA)
An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with LensCrafters at Macys (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....
90+ 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

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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

Optometrists in New Orleans, LA offer the following education background
  • Doctorate Degree (67.8%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (14.3%)
  • High School or GED (7.2%)
  • 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 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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