Optometrist Jobs in Columbia, MO

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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Eye Care Partners - Columbia, MO
Clarkson EyeCare, an EyeCare Partners practice, has a full-time Optometrist opportunity at our office....
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6 days ago Eye Care Partners
National Vision Doctor of Optometry Network - Columbia, MO
Primary eye care is not just about contact lenses and eyeglass prescriptions....
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9 days ago National Vision Doctor of Optometry Network

Demographic Data for Columbia, MO

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Salary for Optometrist Jobs in Columbia, MO

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

$114,110

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Optometrist positions.

Highest Education Level

Optometrists in Columbia, MO 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 Columbia, MO
  • 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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