i am a college graduate having done the pre optometry program at... Question for optometrist?

i am a college graduate having done the pre optometry program at my school. after optometry school how much did you start making? i'm a little scared about my student loan as i paid for my bachelors degree by my self. i'll have to borrow for op school. thanks! also do you like your job?
Answers:   The salary will depend on where you are. Salaries in some states can be different compared to salaries in other states. It will also depend on what type of practice you are in. Obviously if you choose to be in a private practice you will obviously make more than an Optometrist in an corporate practice. However in general you should make more than $50,000. In Florida an fresh Optometrist can make a little under $100,000 and that will increase as he become established in the community.

As for liking the job. It will depend on you, do you like being in a dark room for most of the day? If you haven't already volunteered/employed by an Optometrist, I do recommend it. Being $200,000 in debt for schooling and not like what you are doing is not the best idea.

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