Ophthalmologists

Job Description

Ophthalmologists are physicians who specialize in treating and diagnosing ailments of the eye.

Academic Requirements

Ophthalmologists complete a bachelor’s program, a 4-year Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) program and a 3-year ophthalmology residency in a hospital. Ph.D. in Ophthalmology programs are frequently offered as part of dual M.D./Ph.D. programs; they’re also designed for prospective university teachers or scientific researchers who already hold a professional medical degree. Ph.D. programs are primarily research-based and culminate in a dissertation, while M.D. programs with residencies emphasize hands-on clinical practice with patients.

ophthalmologist

$100
Thousand
or Higher
Average
Salary
High
Patient
Interaction
10%
Job
Growth
 
High
Blood
Interaction
Doctoral or professional degree
Education
Required

Schools

Northwest Missouri State University

800 University Drive
Maryville, 64468-6001

Cleveland University – Kansas City

10850 Lowell Avenue
Kansas City, 66210
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