Optometrists examine the eyes and other parts of the visual system. They also diagnose and treat visual problems and manage diseases, injuries, and other disorders of the eyes. They prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses as needed.
- Education requirements: O.D. degree
- Soft skills: decision making skills, detail oriented and interpersonal skills
- Average annual salary: $106,100
- 3 in state schools: Pacific University (Hillsboro, OR), Southern Oregon University (Ashland, OR), Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR)
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