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Orthoptics.. Job Growth? Income?

Discussion in 'Optometry' started by XWing5000, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. XWing5000

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    I've been having trouble finding a lot of information about this career, as for as statstics goes. I'm very interested in this field. Does anyone have first hand information? Hows the job growth? Are they in need? Any information would be greatly appreciated!
     
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  3. Aristen

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    I had an ophthalmologist recommend the career to me once. I haven't really looked into it but he told me they are in demand and make a good salary ($90,000 at least). Again, I haven't looked into it but that's what I've heard!
     
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    I don't recommend it. It's a limited field and they definitely don't average 90k. Optometrists can do everything they can and much more. If you don't want to go to school for that long, being an optician is a widespread and decent enough career.


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  5. XWing5000

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    Thank you everyone for your input!
     

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