Optometrist Jobs in Cookeville, TN

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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Nashville Regional Eye Care PC - Cookeville, TN
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Demographic Data for Cookeville, TN

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Salary for Optometrist Jobs in Cookeville, TN

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

$115,960

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Optometrist positions.

Highest Education Level

Optometrists in Cookeville, TN offer the following education background
  • Doctorate Degree (67.3%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (14.2%)
  • High School or GED (7.5%)
  • Associate's Degree (3.8%)
  • Vocational or Certification (3.8%)
  • 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 Cookeville, TN
  • 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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