Optometrist Jobs in Gulfport, MS

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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Aria Care Partners - Gulfport, MS
exams using mobile optometric equipment and general diagnostic interpretation.* Diagnose and treat ocular disease.* Prescribe, fit, and adjust eyeglasses.* Recommend appropriate patient follow-up and...
1 day ago
THE EYE CLINIC PA - Gulfport, MS
Your regular duties will include: Perform comprehensive eye exams Diagnose and assist in the treatment of ocular disease, therapeutic prescriptions and any co-management with external healthcare professionals...
18 days ago
Walmart/Sam's Club Health & Wellness - Biloxi, MS (10 miles from Gulfport, MS)
Prescribe and fit glasses, contact lenses and other visual aids. Deliver outstanding customer service and engagement in all patient interactions....
30+ days ago
Wal-Mart - Biloxi, MS (10 miles from Gulfport, MS)
Prescribe and fit glasses, contact lenses and other visual aids. Deliver outstanding customer service and engagement in all patient interactions....
45+ days ago
Walmart - Diberville, MS (10 miles from Gulfport, MS)
Prescribe and fit glasses, contact lenses and other visual aids. Deliver outstanding customer service and engagement in all patient interactions....
90+ days ago
Aria Care Partners - Biloxi, MS (10 miles from Gulfport, MS)
Diagnose and treat ocular disease. Prescribe, fit, and adjust eyeglasses. Recommend appropriate patient follow-up and care options....
90+ days ago

Demographic Data for Gulfport, MS

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Salary for Optometrist Jobs in Gulfport, MS

This is the average annual salary for Optometrist jobs in Gulfport, MS as reported by the BLS.

$193,640

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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

Optometrists in Gulfport, MS 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 Gulfport, MS
  • 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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