(Female, Age 41) from Austin, MN

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Current Job

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Job Title Optometrist
Salary $105,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week 30
Company Size (not answered)
Location Austin, MN
Years Experience 15 years

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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
Currently, I am self-employed and contract out to an optical located inside a retail store. There are approximately 150 opticals/stores located from the Midwest to the upper NW of the United States.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I perform eye exams on patients to determine if they need eye glasses or would be candidates for contact lenses or LASIK surgery. All of my patients get a dilated retinal examination for detection of glaucoma, cataracts and retinal diseases such as diabetes, macular degeneration, histoplamosis, etc. I also screen children early to rule out strabismus (crossed-eyes), amblyopia (lazy eye), and color deficiencies (red-green color blindness).

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
I write off all my expenses such as continuing education, travel/hotel expenses to CE, registration and state licensure fees, medical premiums, etc.

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Well compensated.

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A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8am Awake.
8am to 9am Get ready for work.
9am to 10am Arrive at work to see patients.
10am to 11am Continue seeing patients every 30 minutes for an exam.
11am to 12pm Continue seeing patients every 30 minutes for an exam.
12pm to 1pm Lunch.
1pm to 2pm Patient examinations.
2pm to 3pm Patient examinations.
3pm to 4pm Patient examinations.
4pm to 5pm Patient examinations.
5pm to 6pm Go home.
6pm to 7pm Eat supper.
7pm to 8pm Check e-mail.
8pm to 9pm Watch TV.
9pm to 10pm Get ready for bed.
10pm to 11pm Fall asleep
11pm to 12am Sleep.

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