Optometrist Jobs in Missouri

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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National Vision - Creve Coeur, MO
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....
LensCrafters - Saint Louis, MO
effectively with patients the need for annual eye exams....
17 hours ago
SightRite - Springfield, MO
A fast-growing and established eye care company is seeking highly motivated, personable Optometrists to be our partners in providing vision care services to our growing clientele in Springfield, MO....
3 days ago
Crown Vision Center-O'Fallon - O Fallon, MO
The optometrist will conduct eye exams for Acuity Eyecare group and strive to practice to the full capacity of their license....
Mercy Hospital - Springfield, MO
Our eye care team in Springfield consists of eleven ophthalmologists and six optometrists. Retina, glaucoma, refractive, neuro, and pediatric subspecialties are all well-represented....
5 days ago
Crown Vision Center Florissant - Florissant, MO
treatments such as vision therapy or low-vision rehabilitation (brand specific) Provide pre- and postoperative care to patients undergoing eye surgery--for example, examining a patient's eyes the day...
5 days ago
Private practice - Florissant, MO
disease Perform vision tests and analyze results Prescribe eyeglasses, contact lenses, and medications Recommend or provide treatments such as vision therapy or low-vision rehabilitation (brand specific...
6 days ago
Eye Care Partners - Saint Charles, MO
surgery, dry eye and low vision services....
Eye Care Partners - Columbia, MO
Clarkson EyeCare, an EyeCare Partners practice, has a full-time Optometrist opportunity at our office....
Eye Care Partners - Saint Louis, MO
Our team of highly trained optometrists, opticians, and technicians focus on maintaining the health and development of our patients eyes by providing the most comprehensive eye exam on the market....
National Vision - Springfield, MO
Our Optometrists manage a variety of anterior and posterior ocular disease to their comfort level including but not limited to: Treating corneal ulcers and uveitis Diagnosing diabetic and hypertensive...
9 days ago
Eye Care Partners - Saint Joseph, MO
and sunglass frames, as well as comprehensive contact lens services....
National Vision - Saint Joseph, MO
Primary eye care is not just about contact lenses and eyeglass prescriptions....
National Vision - Independence, MO
Primary eye care is not just about contact lenses and eyeglass prescriptions....
National Vision - Joplin, MO
Primary eye care is not just about contact lenses and eyeglass prescriptions....

Demographic Data for Missouri

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Salary for Optometrist Jobs in Missouri

This is the average annual salary for Optometrist jobs in Missouri as reported by the BLS.

$114,110

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Optometrist positions.

Highest Education Level

Optometrists in Missouri 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 Missouri
  • 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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