Optometrist Jobs in New Mexico

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 - Select Military Bases - Kirtland AFB, NM
Our location provides you the optimal opportunity to combine your entrepreneurial mindset with your passion for delivering patient-centered primary eye care....
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8 hours ago National Vision - Select Military Bases
First Nations Community Health Source - Albuquerque, NM
Optometrist Requirements: Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree. Must possess a state-issued license for O.D. and optometry. A minimum of 2 years ‘experience as an Optometrist....
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6 days ago First Nations Community Health Source
Albuquerque, NM
Job Requirements & Qualifications Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree Valid state license to practice optometry We will try to beat any other offer....
8 days ago
Wal-Mart - Santa Fe, NM
Prescribe and fit glasses, contact lenses and other visual aids. Deliver outstanding customer service and engagement in all patient interactions....
11 days ago
Wexford Health - Hobbs, NM
POSITION SUMMARY The Optometrist is responsible for examining eyes, administering sight tests, giving advice on visual problems and prescribing and fitting glasses or contact lenses....
12 days ago
The Eye Group - Alamogordo, NM
Incredible opportunity for an optometrist to join three ophthalmologists in an established and growing practice. High paying and great benefits....
13 days ago
The Eye Group - Albuquerque, NM
Perfect opportunity for an optometrist to become an integral part of this primary care practice. Practice full scope medical optometry with state of the art equipment and EMR fully incorporated....
13 days ago
National Vision - Eyeglass World - Albuquerque, NM
National Vision is looking for a dedicated Doctor of Optometry with strong diagnostic skills and a passion for delivering patient-centered primary eye care for our Albuquerque, NM office....
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14 days ago National Vision - Eyeglass World
Indian Health Service - Gallup, NM
disease or ocular manifestations of systemic disease....
16 days ago
Indian Health Service - Tohatchi, NM
disease or ocular manifestations of systemic disease....
16 days ago
Indian Health Service - Bloomfield, NM
disease or ocular manifestations of systemic disease....
16 days ago
Walmart/Sam's Club Health & Wellness - Alamogordo, NM
Prescribe and fit glasses, contact lenses and other visual aids. Deliver outstanding customer service and engagement in all patient interactions....
17 days ago
Walmart/Sam's Club Health & Wellness - Santa Fe, NM
Prescribe and fit glasses, contact lenses and other visual aids. Deliver outstanding customer service and engagement in all patient interactions....
17 days ago
Wal-Mart - Alamogordo, NM
Prescribe and fit glasses, contact lenses and other visual aids. Deliver outstanding customer service and engagement in all patient interactions....
17 days ago
LensCrafters - Albuquerque, NM
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS Doctor of Optometry Demonstrated leadership/management skills Knowledge of current Optometric technology & practices Developed communication skills, both verbal & written Strong...
17 days ago

Demographic Data for New Mexico

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Optometrist Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Optometry Skills for Success
For optometry students, pre-registration and novice optometrists (and those returning to work), junior eye doctors, dispensing opticians and orthoptists preparing for refraction exams, contact...

Diploma in Optometry
Optometry is a health care profession that involves examining the eyes and applicable visual systems for defects or abnormalities as well as the correction of refractive error with glasses or...

Yoga and Vision Improvement
Created by Behavioral Optometrist Dr. Marc Grossman, O.D., L.Ac., and yoga teacher Daniel Orlansky, Yoga & Vision Improvement brings together the best of eastern and western mind/body methods...

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Salary for Optometrist Jobs in New Mexico

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

$86,870

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Optometrist positions.

Highest Education Level

Optometrists in New Mexico offer the following education background
  • Doctorate Degree (66.0%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (14.6%)
  • High School or GED (8.0%)
  • Associate's Degree (4.0%)
  • Vocational or Certification (4.0%)
  • Master's Degree (2.7%)
  • 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 Mexico
  • 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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