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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Lasik Plus - Albuquerque, NM
Optometrist LCA VISION Optometry leaders, are you looking for an exciting and rewarding career opportunity to work with world-class ophthalmologists with a leading provider of laser vision correction...
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The Eye Group - Santa Fe, NM
The practice provides full scope eye care to the family friendly community with a returning patient base of 30 years....
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GPAC - Farmington, NM
Job Description: As an Optometrist, your regular duties will include: Perform comprehensive eye exams Diagnose and assist in the treatment of ocular disease Prescribe corrective lenses Provide pre-...
4 hours ago
Eyes Of The Southwest, P C - Las Cruces, NM
(But not required) What Youll Do: 80/20 mix of medical optometry and Vision Plan Perform comprehensive eye exams on patients Provide patient care related to contact lenses and the diagnosis and treatment...
1 day ago
The Eye Group - Albuquerque, NM
Practicing primarily routine eye exams for children. Interest or training in pediatrics preferred. Full support staff and scribe for assistance....
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JCPenney Optical - Albuquerque, NM
Vision is seeking an Optometrist to run their own independent office located in or adjacent to our JCPenney Optical Departments in our Coors Blvd and/or Menaul Blvd NE stores in Albuquerque, New Mexico...
5 hours ago
National Vision Doctor of Optometry Network - Albuquerque, NM
Our location provides you with the optimal opportunity to combine an entrepreneurial mindset with your passion for delivering patient-centered primary eye care....
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Walmart/Sam's Club Health & Wellness - Los Lunas, NM
Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Optometry (OD) from accredited optometry school. Licensed optometrist in good standing in state of practice. Preferred Qualifications......
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Walmart/Sam's Club Health & Wellness - Las Cruces, NM
Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Optometry (OD) from accredited optometry school. Licensed optometrist in good standing in state of practice. Preferred Qualifications......
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Walmart/Sam's Club Health & Wellness - Cedar Crest, NM
Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Optometry (OD) from accredited optometry school. Licensed optometrist in good standing in state of practice. Preferred Qualifications......
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Walmart/Sam's Club Health & Wellness - Placitas, NM
Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Optometry (OD) from accredited optometry school. Licensed optometrist in good standing in state of practice. Preferred Qualifications......
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Walmart/Sam's Club Health & Wellness - Tijeras, NM
Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Optometry (OD) from accredited optometry school. Licensed optometrist in good standing in state of practice. Preferred Qualifications......
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Walmart/Sam's Club Health & Wellness - Isleta, NM
Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Optometry (OD) from accredited optometry school. Licensed optometrist in good standing in state of practice. Preferred Qualifications......
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Walmart/Sam's Club Health & Wellness - Corrales, NM
Prescribe and fit glasses, contact lenses and other visual aids. Deliver outstanding customer service and engagement in all patient interactions....
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Walmart/Sam's Club Health & Wellness - Bosque Farms, NM
Prescribe and fit glasses, contact lenses and other visual aids. Deliver outstanding customer service and engagement in all patient interactions....
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Demographic Data for New Mexico

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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 (67.5%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (14.3%)
  • High School or GED (7.4%)
  • Associate's Degree (3.8%)
  • Vocational 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 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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