2. Optometrist

medicine careersWhere would we be without eye doctors? In the dark, of course.

Optometrists are tasked with testing patients’ sight and diagnosing any vision issues, which are then corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, or surgery.

Optometrists are required to earn a doctorate degree in optometry, so this career is only for students who are willing to put in the time and money for some pretty extensive training. Once you’re done, though, your efforts are rewarded with a median salary of $103,900.

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