Optometrist Jobs in Tacoma, WA

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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National Vision Doctor of Optometry Network - Lacey, WA (22 miles from Tacoma, WA)
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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1 day ago National Vision Doctor of Optometry Network
National Vision Doctor of Optometry Network - McChord AFB, WA (8 miles from Tacoma, WA)
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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3 days ago National Vision Doctor of Optometry Network
VSP Global - University Place, WA
You'll work 32 to 40 hours a week and provide a variety of optometric services: conduct eye exams using optometric equipment and general diagnostic interpretations; diagnose and treat ocular diseases...
4 days ago
VSP Global - University Place, WA
You'll work 32 to 40 hours a week and provide a variety of optometric services: conduct eye exams using optometric equipment and general diagnostic interpretations; diagnose and treat ocular diseases...
4 days ago
Corporate Practice - Tacoma, WA
Whether you are looking for your first opportunity in eye care, or youre an experienced optometrist looking to take the next step in your career, we look forward to welcoming you!...
9 days ago
Wal-Mart - Federal Way, WA (9 miles from Tacoma, WA)
Prescribe and fit glasses, contact lenses and other visual aids. Deliver outstanding customer service and engagement in all patient interactions....
12 days ago
Pacific Medical Centers - Renton, WA (17 miles from Tacoma, WA)
Other services available at Renton include a cardiovascular laboratory, physical therapy, eye care, x-ray, on-site laboratory, pharmacy and interpreter services....
16 days ago
Target Optical - Gig Harbor, WA (15 miles from Tacoma, WA)
An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with Target Optical (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....
21 days ago
The Eye Group - Tacoma, WA
Incredible opportunity to become an essential member of this friendly and cohesive eye care team....
24 days ago
Walmart/Sam's Club Health & Wellness - Lakewood, WA (3 miles from Tacoma, WA)
Prescribe and fit glasses, contact lenses and other visual aids. Deliver outstanding customer service and engagement in all patient interactions....
25 days ago
LensCrafters - Tukwila, WA (20 miles from Tacoma, WA)
An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with LensCrafters (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....
30+ days ago
VSP Global - Milton, WA (6 miles from Tacoma, WA)
The practice offers a wide range of services, including ocular disease treatment and management, dry eye treatment, contact lens service, and pediatric eye care....
30+ days ago
Wal-Mart - Lakewood, WA (3 miles from Tacoma, WA)
Prescribe and fit glasses, contact lenses and other visual aids. Deliver outstanding customer service and engagement in all patient interactions....
30+ days ago
LensCrafters - Tacoma, WA
An Independent Doctor of Optometry affiliated with LensCrafters (Luxottica) seeks an Associate Optometrist....
45+ days ago
Kaiser Permanente - Port Orchard, WA (21 miles from Tacoma, WA)
Our practice locations include ophthalmologic and contact lens services....
45+ days ago

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Salary for Optometrist Jobs in Tacoma, WA

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

$113,750

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Optometrist positions.

Highest Education Level

Optometrists in Tacoma, WA 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 Tacoma, WA
  • 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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