Vision Care
Optometrist

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Salary: $47,564 - $142,293
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Hourly: $28.41 - $71.11
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Outlook: 2 Stars
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Length of Training: 6-8 years
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Length of Training
Students must earn a Bachelor’s degree and complete a four-year accredited program at a college of optometry. All applicants must take the Optometry Admission Test (OAT) to be considered for admission to a college of optometry.

Licensure/Certification
To practice in Texas, optometrists must pass a state licensing exam. Applicants for licensure must have a Doctor of Optometry degree from an optometric program accredited by the American Optometric Association Council on Optometric Education and must pass both a written National Board examination and a National, Regional, or State clinical examination.

Educational Programs

University or College City Degree*
University of Houston Houston D
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University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio D
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*D- Doctorate  M-Masters  B-Bachelor  A-Associates  C-Certificate