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Career as Optometrist


Career as an Optometrist
  • What does an optometrist do?
  • What courses do I need to take in college?
  • Where is the closest optometry school?
  • What courses do optometry schools offer?
  • What tests do I need to take to become licensed as an optometrist?
  • What are the requirements to practice in a particular state?
  • How much money does an optometrist make (or at least the average optometrist)?
The websites listed below answer these and many other questions about a career as an optometrist.
Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry: Applicant Information
ASCO List of Optometry Schools
OptometryStudents.com: Pre-Optometry School Information
American Optometric Association: Why Choose Optometry?
U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Significant employer of optometrists
U.S. Air Force
U.S. Army
U.S. Navy
University of Houston College of Optometry: Houston
University of the Incarnate Word School of Optometry: San Antonio
Texas Optometric Association
National Board of Examiners in Optometry: National Licensing Exams
ARBO: List of state optometry board web sites
You might also try a search on the Internet using the words: "optometry" and "career".
Inclusion in or exclusion from this list is not an endorsement or rating of the website by the Board, which has no control over the content of the linked to website. Websites not listed may contain similar or additional information on a career as an optometrist.

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Last Updated: 05/30/2013
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