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Hiring solutions for optometric employers

CovalentCareers offers a set of robust online hiring tools and marketing solutions to help you hire optometrists and staff.

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Access the largest audience

Download the resumes of thousands of optometric job seekers who have profiles on CovalentCareers.

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Send direct messages

Directly message any job seeker on CovalentCareers to build relationships and set up screening and in-person interviews.

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Syndicate your job ad

Your job will be syndicated on Indeed, ZipRecruiter, NewGradOptometry, ODsonFB.com, NYSOA, NJSOP, and many more industry sites.

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We support independent optometry!

We donate 10% of your purchase to private practice optometry clubs at each optometry school.

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The 4 Forces Changing OD Employment

Proactive businesses that understand how to use these 4 forces to their advantage will hire smoothly and experience significant practice growth over the next 10 years.

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force one

Supply and Demand

There is a shortage of 9,000 FTE ODs and supply cannot meet a growing patient demand. The number of new optometrists is growing extremely slowly with numbers of ophthalmologists staying flat. This increases demand for ODs and therefore makes hiring more difficult.(AOA & ASCO 2014 Workforce Survey)

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FORCE TWO

More patients to treat

The population of individuals over 55 years of age will increase by 28% between 2010 and 2020. This means a larger patient demographic who will require medical eyecare for age-related diseases as well as diabetes, cataracts, and macular degeneration. More patients to treat increases demand for ODs and therefore makes hiring more difficult.(Review of Optometric Business - State of the Optometric Profession, 2013)

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FORCE THREE

Increasing number of practices

From 2014 to 2017, we see that the top 50 retailers grew their number of practices by 9.51%. This puts additional pressure on all optometry businesses to compete for talent and small practices in rural areas face the most difficulty.(Vision Monday - Top Optical Retailers Report)

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FORCE FOUR

Attrition

There are roughly 1,500 ODs who enter the workforce yearly and 750 ODs retiring. This ratio cannot support the subsequent increase in demand for eyecare services. This creates additional demand for ODs and practice transitions, making hiring more difficult.(Review of Optometric Business - State of the Optometric Profession, 2013)

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What this means for your optometry practice

These 4 forces make finding and hiring an optometrist a long and challenging process. The longer it takes you to find an associate, the more money your business leaves on the table while your competition grows.

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CovalentCareers is your turn-key solution

Download our FREE eBook that reveals the 9 solutions that you can implement today to hire optometrists for your practice. - or - Talk about the solution directly with our team. Call us now at 858-780-4144

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More companies have hired through CovalentCareers than any other company in eyecare.

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