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3 Optometry “Side Hustles” You May Want To Consider

Posted by Talin Amadian on July 20, 2021 at 6:58 AM

Have you ever wondered if you’ll be stuck in clinic all day every day after graduation and boards?

You can be if you want to, but there’s always room for more! In this day and age, optometry is dynamic. Many are pursuing Non-clinical jobs as side hustles.

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Topics: Jobs, Career Choice, Side Hustles

Non-Clinical Jobs in Optometry: What is a Medical Science Liaison?

Posted by Talin Amadian on July 16, 2021 at 8:40 AM

Have you ever thought about what else you can do with an optometry degree? Though there are many options in clinical care, there may be a number of reasons you would like to branch out.  Whether you’re waiting on board exam results and looking for a job, or in limbo for your state license, a job as a Medical Science Liaison may be right for you. 

So what is a Medical Science Liaison (MSL) and what do they do?

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Topics: Jobs, Career Choice, Job Hunting, Non-Clinical Jobs

Women With These Jobs Are Least Likely to Have Kids

Posted by Amanda Dexter on February 15, 2018 at 11:46 AM

I recently read an article about careers in which women are least likely to have children. When I clicked on the link I did not expect to see that our profession, optometry, was at the very top of the list! Taking the number 1 spot, this article noted that 47% of women ODs do not have kids!

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Topics: Jobs, Job Hunting

What it Takes to Recruit a Talented Millennial Associate OD

Posted by Amanda Dexter on December 21, 2017 at 6:06 PM

Most of us young ODs or optometry students are considered part of the millennial generation (whether we like it or not). With that being said, our generation is known for doing things differently, especially when it comes to looking for jobs.

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Topics: Jobs, Job Hunting, Millennial Generation OD

Are You Happy With Your Optometry Career Choice?

Posted by Amanda Dexter on December 7, 2017 at 4:58 PM

I recently read an article in Women in Optometry that had polled a group of optometrists about their satisfaction with their career choice. The results were shocking to me. I couldn’t believe that almost 50% of optometrists who were asked “If you were to start your career in optometry today, what path would you take?” stated that they would “not choose optometry.”

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Topics: Jobs, Career Choice, Poll Results

Link: Compare Job Posting Platforms for Hiring Eyecare Professionals

Posted by Amanda Dexter on May 2, 2017 at 9:03 AM

 

Hiring eyecare professionals can be a massive headache.

Luckily, there are several services out there that can help you attract the right talent. Some of the services allow you to post your job, others allow you to reach out to candidates actively, and others will automate the job posting process across the internet for greatest exposure.

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Topics: Links, Jobs

Optometry Student Loan Tips for New Grads (Part 1)

Posted by Amanda Dexter on July 21, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Congratulations optometry student! You recently graduated after surviving 4 grueling years of optometry school, you had time to take a vacation this summer to reward yourself, you just signed a contract for a new job, and you will actually start making some money!

How exciting your new life as a doctor is! Until… your first student loan statement comes in the mail. This is going to be a wakeup call. It is going to seem overwhelming. And it will get you down. But… here at OptoPrep, we’ve come up with several tips to help optometry grads manage your student loan debt and keep on top of your payments. 

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Topics: Jobs, Loans

5 Tips for Staying Connected to Optometry This Summer

Posted by Amanda Dexter on June 9, 2016 at 9:06 AM

As you know, optometry school is a full time job. Many of you have been living and breathing all things optometry for the past several months and are ready for a much anticipated summer break.

While you do deserve some time away from classes, studying, and clinic, OptoPrep recommends that you still remain connected to the profession as your life slows down a bit during these summer days.

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Topics: Jobs, Summer Vacation

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