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Data in this report are from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Current employment data are from the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics, May 2022 estimates.

State employment projections are from Projections Central, Long-term Projections 2020-30, and State Labor Market Information offices.

National employment projections are from the Employment Projections, 2022-32.

Employment concentration data are from the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics, May 2022 estimates.

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      Projected Employment for Optometrists in US

      National Employment Percent
      Change
      Projected
      Annual
      Job
      Openings*
      2022 2032
      United States 43,400 47,300 9% 1,700
      State Employment Percent
      Change
      Projected
      Annual
      Job
      Openings*
      2020 2030
      California 7,500 8,000 +7% 280
      Washington 1,480 2,070 +40% 170
      Texas 3,290 3,920 +19% 170
      Florida 2,470 2,840 +15% 120
      New York 1,970 2,430 +23% 110
      Illinois 1,660 1,720 +4% 60
      Pennsylvania 1,660 1,770 +7% 60
      Virginia 1,200 1,350 +13% 60
      Arizona 860 1,150 +34% 60
      Indiana 1,120 1,240 +11% 50
      Georgia 850 1,110 +31% 50
      Colorado 980 1,130 +15% 50
      New Jersey 1,000 1,170 +17% 50
      Michigan 1,100 1,220 +11% 50
      North Carolina 1,210 1,350 +12% 50
      Ohio 1,630 1,680 +3% 50
      Massachusetts 880 980 +11% 40
      Oklahoma 810 960 +19% 40
      Tennessee 950 1,070 +13% 40
      Minnesota 730 780 +7% 30
      Iowa 490 600 +22% 30
      Connecticut 710 780 +10% 30
      Wisconsin 810 860 +6% 30
      Nebraska 550 630 +15% 30
      Missouri 820 850 +4% 30
      Puerto Rico 310 390 +26% 20
      Nevada 540 610 +13% 20
      Alabama 530 580 +9% 20
      Utah 370 480 +30% 20
      Arkansas 400 440 +10% 20
      South Carolina 480 560 +17% 20
      Oregon 480 530 +10% 20
      Kansas 600 620 +3% 20
      Kentucky 430 480 +12% 20
      Maryland 610 630 +3% 20
      West Virginia 170 210 +24% 10
      Idaho 260 320 +23% 10
      Hawaii 240 270 +13% 10
      South Dakota 190 210 +11% 10
      North Dakota 140 160 +14% 10
      Mississippi 250 260 +4% 10
      Maine 250 240 -4% 10
      New Mexico 160 180 +13% 10
      Montana 180 200 +11% 10
      New Hampshire 210 240 +14% 10
      Louisiana 300 290 -3% 10
      Wyoming 90 100 +11% 00
      Vermont 110 120 +9% 00
      Alaska 60 70 +17% 00
      Delaware No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
      District of Columbia No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
      Northern Mariana Islands No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
      Rhode Island No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
      Virgin Islands No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
      Guam No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
      American Samoa No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available

      *Projected Annual Job Openings refers to the average annual job openings due to growth and net replacement.