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Pre-Optometry – Careers


What Can I Do With A Pre-Optometry Degree?

Optometrists must complete a four-year, Doctor of Optometry degree and obtain a license to practice in a particular state. Students must have a bachelor’s degree before entering an OD program. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual pay in 2012 for an optometrist was $97,820. The job outlook through 2022 is expected to rise 24 percent, much faster than the average of all occupations.



Office of Career and Professional Development

We are here to help students navigate their way through the process of seeking meaningful and valuable career experiences, including on-campus employment, internships, service opportunities, and part-time and full-timework. Our team helps you develop a resume and cover letters, conduct mock interviews and contemplate your future career choices. We also offer ongoing professional development workshops and events.

Our partnership begins right away. When you arrive on campus, you’ll work in tandem with a life coach to ensure a smooth and successful transition to Maryville.

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