Optometrist Jobs in North Carolina

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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Risk Optometric Associates, PA - Fayetteville, NC
Full time optometrist position available in Fayetteville, NC. Base pay up to $200,000.00 / year. 4 weeks paid vacation. No more than 3 patients scheduled per hour....
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2 days ago Risk Optometric Associates, PA
GPAC - Sanford, NC
As an Optometrist in this practice, your regular duties will include: Perform comprehensive eye exams Diagnose and assist in the treatment of ocular disease Prescribe corrective lenses Provide pre-...
2 days ago
GPAC - High Point, NC
As an Optometrist in this practice, your regular duties will include: Perform comprehensive eye exams Diagnose and assist in the treatment of ocular disease Prescribe corrective lenses Provide pre-...
2 days ago
Walmart / Sam's - West Jefferson, NC
Independent Optometrist - Walmarting for open roles?...
6 hours ago
Eye Care Partners - Swansboro, NC
as well as comprehensive contact lens services....
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1 day ago Eye Care Partners
GPAC - Mooresville, NC
As an Optometrist in this practice, your regular duties will include: Perform comprehensive eye exams Diagnose and assist in the treatment of ocular disease Prescribe corrective lenses Provide pre-...
1 day ago
GPAC - Gastonia, NC
As an Optometrist in this practice, your regular duties will include: Perform comprehensive eye exams Diagnose and assist in the treatment of ocular disease Prescribe corrective lenses Provide pre-...
2 days ago
VSP Global - Morrisville, NC
Serving the Morrisville and Cary communities, the practice offers specialties in ocular diseases treatment and management, pediatric eye care, specialty contact lenses, and surgical co-management....
2 days ago
GPAC - Monroe, NC
As an Optometrist in this practice, your regular duties will include: Perform comprehensive eye exams Diagnose and assist in the treatment of ocular disease Prescribe corrective lenses Provide pre-...
1 day ago
HealthDrive Corporation - Asheville, NC
The Optometrist will provide general optometry services to the residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and long-term care facilities within an assigned territory....
1 day ago
Luxottica Group - Charlotte, NC
An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with LensCrafters (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....
1 day ago
GPAC - Concord, NC
As an Optometrist in this practice, your regular duties will include: Perform comprehensive eye exams Diagnose and assist in the treatment of ocular disease Prescribe corrective lenses Provide pre-...
2 days ago
GPAC - Hickory, NC
As an Optometrist in this practice, your regular duties will include: Perform comprehensive eye exams Diagnose and assist in the treatment of ocular disease Prescribe corrective lenses Provide pre-...
2 days ago
LensCrafters - Hickory, NC
An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with LensCrafters (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....
3 days ago
Luxottica - Charlotte, NC
Pearles vision of genuine eye care....
3 days ago

Demographic Data for North Carolina

Moving to North Carolina? Find some basic demographic data about North Carolina below.


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Optometrist Online Courses and Training Opportunities

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Salary for Optometrist Jobs in North Carolina

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

$136,260

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Optometrist positions.

Highest Education Level

Optometrists in North Carolina 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 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 North Carolina
  • 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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