are you interested in helping others see more clearly?
Have you ever wondered how exactly we see the world around us? Are you interested in finding solutions to problems such as near and farsightedness and glaucoma? If so, you should consider a career as an optometrist.
As an optometrist, you’ll do more than simply administer vision tests and prescribe glasses and contact lenses. While these are standard and common practices, you’ll also be on the front lines of treating the causes and symptoms of diseases ranging from cataracts and diabetes to parasitic worm infections! You will work closely with doctors in other fields to help patients rehabilitate after illness or injury that affects their vision.
You can get a job in a hospital or a rehabilitation center, join an existing optometry practice, or start your own private practice. You can move anywhere in the country and not have to worry about job security. Optometrists are needed everywhere.
With the Baby Boomer population getting older and most vision problems occurring later in life, demand for optometry jobs is increasing much faster than average. The number of optometrist jobs is expected to grow by 27% through 2024. Gulf Coast State College is here to help you build a solid foundation that will prepare you to continue your studies in optometry at a four-year institution. We offer the necessary prerequisites for the state of Florida university baccalaureate programs.
Contact the Advisor
Greg Robinson, Associate Professor
850-769-1551, extension 2853