As far as medical professions go, optometry is certainly not one of the higher stress paths, but is still very important and pays very well. Optometrists are eye doctors who give eye health and vision exams and help diagnose and treat problems. Since most of the problems you will deal with will not be emergencies, you do not have to worry about many severely high-stress situations. While the stress tolerance rating for this job is higher than other low-stress jobs, at 70.3 as it is still within the medical field, it can be rewarding in terms of helping others and making a lot of money. The average salary for optometrists is $111,640 annually, but some can make over $180,000 per year. In order to become an optometrist, you will need a Bachelor’s degree, an appropriate doctor’s degree, and a license to practice in your state.
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