Optometrist Jobs in Ithaca, NY

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 to Eye Careers - Ithaca, NY
Job Description: Optometrist needed to commute 30mins-1hr to ONE out of the 3-4 nursing homes a day. Optometrist will need to perform excellent comprehensive eye exams....
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5 days ago Eye to Eye Careers
The Vision Center - Horseheads, NY (21 miles from Ithaca, NY)
As an Optometrist in our practice, your regular duties will include: Perform comprehensive eye exams Diagnose and treat of ocular disease, including glaucoma Prescribe corrective lenses Prescribe contact...
11 days ago
Peter Schwartz - Ithaca, NY
Consider joining this well established, locally respected, comprehensive eye care office in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York....
13 days ago
Eye to Eye Careers - Ithaca, NY
Job Description: On the road Optometrist needed to drive the streets of Ithaca NY to perform excellent comprehensive eye exams....
20 days ago
Private practice - Ithaca, NY
Degree Valid NY state license to practice optometry Desire to learn and grow with the practice Available to work 3.5 days a week What Youll Do: Perform comprehensive eye exams on an average of 7-14...
30+ days ago

Demographic Data for Ithaca, NY

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Optometrist Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Optometry Skills for Success
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Diploma in Optometry
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Salary for Optometrist Jobs in Ithaca, NY

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

$124,820

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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

Optometrists in Ithaca, NY offer the following education background
  • Doctorate Degree (67.4%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (14.3%)
  • High School or GED (7.5%)
  • 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 Ithaca, NY
  • 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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