Optometry Job Compensation: Are You Underpaid?

If you follow the ODs on Finance Facebook page, among the great content you may find some disputable topics. Perhaps one of the more controversial issues that plenty of optometrists deal with regularly is compensation. Specifically, many ODs wonder where their financial package falls on the scale of monetary standards, from “You’re Getting Ripped Off” to “I’ll Have My Student Loans Paid Off and Own a Lamborghini In No Time.”

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Contract Review & Career Consulting

Contract Review | Career Consulting Optometric Career Consulting Dr. Chris Lopez O.D has been helping optometry students and young ODs navigate through their career search since he was in optometry school. His goal is to help you get the most out of your job search. Optometry schools do a tremendous job of preparing us for…

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The New Normal – Should Optometry School Tuition be Reduced in Light of Virtual Classes and Reduced Clinic Time?

The coronavirus pandemic has turned our world upside down. Face coverings and hand sanitizer, once foreign objects only wielded by the most righteous germaphobes, have now become a reality and requirement for nearly everyone. In the SF Bay Area, where ODs on Finance’s physical headquarters are located, many large tech companies have adopted a permanent work from home policy – which has lightened morning traffic, allowed many workers to move out of the area into more affordable areas and has undoubtedly reduced overhead cost for these large companies in terms of commercial real estate needs.

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The Optometrist’s Guide to Side Hustles

With the increasing burden of massive student debt and low insurance reimbursement rates, many optometrists are searching for income alternatives to make extra money aside from their full-time optometric profession. Many optometrists are looking for ways (either passive or active) to supplement, or even completely replace, their current income by doing a “side hustle”. Click…

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Land the Perfect Optometry Career: Nailing the Job Interview

You’ve made it past the first few rounds of the career search. You’ve explored and applied for an open position, there has been some initial contact between you and the employer, and now you’re due for the actual job interview followed by (hopefully) a contract negotiation.  You’re doing great, but the real fun lies ahead. …

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Crushing Your Job Search Post-COVID-19

To say we are currently living in a stressful time is an understatement. The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc across the globe. While the majority of media coverage has focused on the number of illnesses and tragedies that have occurred (and rightly so) there is another aspect to the current crisis that hasn’t been getting…

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How to Create the Perfect Optometry Resume

First Impressions Matter They can make a world of difference in your interactions with others; they can dictate your perception of people; and they can make-or break career opportunities. Job hunting can be a very stressful time. It can be uncomfortable to interview over the phone. It can be awkward meeting your potential employer for…

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How to Apply for Unemployment (UI) for CA Optometrists (Step by Step Guide)

[Disclaimer] This article was written to the best of our knowledge with the latest news released from the Federal government. Some information may change/modify so we will keep the information updated to the best of our ability On March 26, 2020, To further alleviate the unemployment crisis, the senate approved a $2 Trillion stimulus package which includes an expansion…

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