Demographic information on Optometrists in the US. The average age of male Optometrists in the workforce is 48.7 and of female Optometrists is 40.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Optometrists is White.
Data on higher education choices for Optometrists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Optometrists is Biology but a relatively high number of Optometrists hold a major in Communications.
Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Optometrists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Optometrists need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Active Listening, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Optometrists need more than the average amount of Science, Management of Financial Resources, and Management of Material Resources.
Projections on wages and job growth for Optometrists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.5%, but Optometrists are expected to see a growth of 27% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.