Optometrist Jobs in Tennessee

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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LensCrafters - Jackson, TN
An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with LensCrafters (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....
4 days ago
Target Optical - Spring Hill, TN
An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with Target Optical (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....
4 days ago
Dry Eye Center of Brentwood - Brentwood, TN
Primary medical optometry. Practice has an emphasis on dry eye diagnosis and treatment. Ground-floor opportunity for potential chain of dry eye centers focusing on curing dry eye....
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5 days ago
Anthony V. Perry O.D. & Associates - Clarksville, TN
We are looking for a talented and qualified Optometrist to join our growing practice....
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5 days ago Anthony V. Perry O.D. & Associates
Eye to Eye Careers - Jackson, TN
Job Description: On the road Optometrist needed to drive the streets of Jackson, Tennessee to perform excellent comprehensive eye exams....
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Eye to Eye Careers - Fayetteville, TN
Job Description: On the road Optometrist needed to drive the streets of Fayetville, Tennessee to perform excellent comprehensive eye exams....
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Eye to Eye Careers - Knoxville, TN
Job Description: On the road Optometrist needed to drive the streets of Knoxville, Tennessee to perform excellent comprehensive eye exams....
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Eye to Eye Careers - Memphis, TN
Job Description: On the road Optometrist needed to drive the streets of Memphis, Tennessee to perform excellent comprehensive eye exams....
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Nashville Regional Eye Care PC - Kingsport, TN
Primary eye care is not just about contact lenses and eyeglass prescriptions....
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5 days ago Nashville Regional Eye Care PC
Pearle Vision - Clarksville, TN
Pearles vision of genuine eye care....
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Pearle Vision - Madison, TN
Pearles vision of genuine eye care....
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Eye to Eye Careers - Brentwood, TN
Job Description: Optometrist will perform excellent comprehensive eye exams to ensure flawless accuracy in taking measurements and diagnosing ocular conditions....
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6 days ago Eye to Eye Careers
Luxottica Group - Clarksville, TN
Pearles vision of genuine eye care....
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Luxottica Group - Madison, TN
Pearles vision of genuine eye care....
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LensCrafters - Clarksville, TN
An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with LensCrafters (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....
7 days ago

Demographic Data for Tennessee

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Salary for Optometrist Jobs in Tennessee

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

$115,960

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Optometrist positions.

Highest Education Level

Optometrists in Tennessee 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 Tennessee
  • 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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