Career Outlook for Optometrists

Also known as:  Doctor of Optometry, Optometrist
The overall job outlook for Optometrist careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 16.24 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 2.71 percent per year. Demand for Optometrists is expected to go up, with an expected 16,720 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 7.89 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Optometrists in the following states
California 2,950
Illinois 1,790
New York 1,760
Texas 1,590
Pennsylvania 1,260
Florida 1,160
North Carolina 790
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Optometrists
Alaska 40
Vermont 50
Wyoming 70
District of Columbia 70
Delaware 100
New Hampshire 110
Montana 110