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Optometrist
Rank: 22 of 50
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GRADES: Stress: A   /   Flexibility: B   /   Creativity: C   /   Difficulty: D

Average pay: $93,670
  Salary Total compensation
(includes bonus)
75% in this career make more than: $86,761 $86,761
50% in this career make more than: $92,805 $92,805
25% in this career make more than: $101,443 $101,443
Top potential compensation (5% make more):   $113,888

10-year job growth: 19.73%
Total jobs 2004: 33,532
Forecast 2014: 40,149
Average annual growth (including new jobs and net replacement): 1,592

Career description
Diagnose, manage, and treat conditions and diseases of the human eye and visual system. Examine eyes and visual system, diagnose problems or impairments, prescribe corrective lenses, and provide treatment. May prescribe therapeutic drugs to treat specific eye conditions.

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