Unusual Profession – Optometry

Future optometrists must complete formal academic studies in optometry, then  undergo pre-licensing training for 12 to 15 months and pass a final exam. The leading institutions offering optometry studies.


Required skills:

  • Communication skills;
  • Manual dexterity, accuracy – attention to detail;
  • Knowledge and mastery of new developments in the field;
  • Comfort with close proximity with patients;
  • Strong aptitude for team play.

Future employment:

Hospital, group, or independent practice. Optometrists can also work in research or for large  corporations.

Most practices pay from EUR 22,000 to EUR27,000 a year.
Experienced optometrists can command salaries from EUR37,000 to EUR79,000 plus.

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