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Total Workforce
31,744
Average Age
45
Estimated Job Growth
27%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$106,963
Average Male Salary
$121,907
Average Female Salary
$88,633

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Optometrists and on wages and locations for those in the field. Offices of optometrists is the industry that employs the most Optometrists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Optometrists, by average wage, is Offices of optometrists. Optometrists are paid most in Arcadia, San Gabriel & Temple City Cities PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Scottsdale City (Southeast) & Fountain Hills Town PUMA, AZ.

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Diversity

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.

Gender Composition

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Education

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.

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Skills

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.

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Growth Projections

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.

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