Should You Become an Optometrist?

Take This Quiz and Find Out!

Updated November 10, 2016

3. Do you know which person looks confused?

6. Which was your favorite subject in high school?

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7. Will you go to 4 years of optometry school after graduating from college?

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8. Are you willing to take a written exam to get additional licensing?

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10. Which is the lowest salary you are willing to earn?

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Should You Become an Optometrist?

You got: Don't Become an Optometrist

I got Don't Become an Optometrist. Should You Become an Optometrist?
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This quiz was intended to help you see if you should become an optometrist. According to your answers, you don’t have the necessary soft skills or the desire to fulfill the educational requirements, and you don’t find the earnings acceptable.

Optometrists must be active listeners, and have good communication, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.  

To enter this field, one must have a bachelor's degree, and complete a four-year program at an accredited optometry school. The median annual salary for this occupation is $103,900 per year, $49.95 per hour.

Although this career isn’t suitable, you will find one that is. Choose an occupation that will make good use of your soft skills, has requirements you are willing to fulfill and a salary you find sufficient.

Should You Become an Optometrist?

You got: Optometrist Isn't a Good Career Choice

I got Optometrist Isn't a Good Career Choice. Should You Become an Optometrist?
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You took this quiz to help you decide whether to become an optometrist. Your answers indicate this wouldn’t be a good choice. You aren’t likely to succeed in or enjoy working in this field because you don’t have many of the required soft skills, may not be willing to fulfill the requirements, and may not find the salary acceptable.

Optometrists must be active listeners, and have good communication, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.  

To enter this field, one must have a bachelor's degree, and complete a four-year program at an accredited optometry school. The median annual salary for this occupation is $103,900 per year, $49.95 per hour.

Look for a career that makes good use of your soft skills and has requirements you want to fulfill. Make sure the compensation is sufficient.

Should You Become an Optometrist?

You got: You Might Make a Good Optometrist

I got You Might Make a Good Optometrist. Should You Become an Optometrist?
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This quiz considered your soft skillseducational aspirations, and salary requirements to determine if you would succeed as an optometrist. According to your answers, you have most of the qualities you need, but you will have to make changes in some areas.

Optometrists must be active listeners, and have good communication, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.  

To enter this field, one must have a bachelor's degree, and complete a four-year program at an accredited optometry school. The median annual salary for this occupation is $103,900 per year, $49.95 per hour.

Before you make a final decision, learn more about being an optometrist. Read job descriptions and conduct informational interviews.

Should You Become an Optometrist?

You got: You Were Born to Be an Optometrist

I got You Were Born to Be an Optometrist. Should You Become an Optometrist?
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This quiz was intended to help you decide if you have what it takes to be an optometrist. Good news: you do! Your answers indicate you have the necessary soft skills, educational aspirations, and salary requirements.

Optometrists must be active listeners, and have good communication, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.  

To enter this field, one must have a bachelor's degree, and complete a four-year program at an accredited optometry school. The median annual salary for this occupation is $103,900 per year, $49.95 per hour.

While this career seems like it will be suitable for you, learn as much as you can about it before you proceed. Read job descriptions and conduct informational interviews.

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