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Hello guys! I am a junior and I was considering Optometry as a profession. I am an Economics major with Pre-Medicine concentration. During my freshman, I really wanted to do Optometry, but after hearing horror stories about students graduating with a OD degree and not finding jobs made me switch to Medicine. However, I am still considering Optometry and wanted to know more about the profession from students that just graduated recently. How hard is it to find steady jobs with a good salary after graduating with a OD degree? I know this question has been asked a million times on SDN. Also, I wanted to know about my chances even though I still have few Pre-Reqs to take. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you very much!

Gen Chem 1 and 2: (B, B)
Biology 1 and 2: (B+, currently taking 2)
Organic Chemistry 1 and 2: (B-, C+)
Calculus: (AP credit out of high school)
Statistics: (B+)
Economics: (A-)
Psychology, Sociology: (A, A)
Physics: (Still have to take)
 
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I was thinking about SCO (Southern college of Optometry) because it is instate for me. Is that a good school?
 

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I was thinking about SCO (Southern college of Optometry) because it is instate for me. Is that a good school?
It's a great school, but be aware that just because you live in-state doesn't mean you will get a tuition discount at SCO.
 
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May 15, 2012
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I also forgot to mention my overall GPA. It is 3.45. Which schools are easier to get into?
 
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Can someone tell me where I would stand for some of the schools? I also have organic lab to take. My gpa is 3.45.
 

Snakedoctor1

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You can look up the average accepted GPA information for every single Optometry school. Do a little research.