Optometrist - Job opportunities

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Optometrists examine clients' eyes to diagnose and provide solutions for vision problems, such as prescribing glasses or contact lenses. They also diagnose, monitor and manage eye diseases such as cataracts and glaucoma.  


Optometrists with one to two years’ experience usually earn

$60K-$80K per year

Optometrists with three to five years’ experience usually earn

$80K-$110K per year

Source: NZ Association of Optometrists.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as an optometrist are good due to a shortage of people in the role.

Last updated 4 June 2015