Off to the best
possible start in
your career

Australia & NZ Specialist Eyecare Recruitment and Locum Agency
Servicing the industry for more than 20 years
with more than 2000 candidates registered with us

Final Year Students / New Optometry Graduates

As newly qualified optometrists, mentorship is a key part of your learning and development. 

We have made it easy for you to hit the ground running.
We have regular New Grad Job Listings. We work with you to help you find the best job for you
We can negotiate your salary and benefits for you. Our service is free to you

We understand the pressures you feel in the first few months of starting looking for a new opportunity, starting your new career and have developed this information to ensure you get the support and advice you need.

 

WHAT CRITERIA DO I USE TO CHOOSE MY FIRST JOB?

Experience – Range of Patients

  • After so many years of study, most new grads naturally fear making errors and missing pathology.
  • The best way to gain professional competency is to experience seeing as many different patients as possible.

Location

  • This will affect both the range of jobs you will have from which to choose, as well as the amount of remuneration.
  • If you choose to work only in the CBD, for example options are limited

SALARY AND JOB OUTLOOK

Pay

  • New Graduate Optometrists will earn from $70 to $85k per year in Metro practices. Regional employment usually pays substantially more and may include extra benefits. Such as regular
    flights back to your home city
  • 1 or 2 years experience you can earn between $85 and $130K. The higher end of the scale is once again for regional practice
  • Experienced optometrists with over 2 years’ experience can earn up to $150K per year or more, and can apply for partnership and management roles

Job Opportunities

  • Chances of getting a job as an optometrist are good in rural and remote areas.
  • Covid has reduced demand for grads in Metro locations, however there are jobs available usually with Specsavers and OPSM.

HELPING YOU
HIT THE GROUND
RUNNING

THE JOB OFFER AND NEGOTIATING YOUR PACKAGE

DID YOU KNOW? Around 40% of employees negotiate their salary. 60% may be leaving money on the table. If you choose to work with us, We can help you with the negotiations.

THE EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT

Before signing the contract, we recommend that you always seek advice. There are three ways that you
can obtain independent and confidential advice on your employment contract.

  • Contact Optometry Queensland and ask who can assist you there.
  • You can ask your own lawyer.
  • Contact the OA Associated Industry Legal Group on 1300 101 391 to speak to a friendly lawyer with a
    tailored knowledge of the optometry profession or email them at oa@industrylegalgroup.com.au

OWNING YOUR OWN PRACTICE

  • After some time, running your own practice is a goal of many optoms. You have 2 choices, purchase an
    existing practice, or start a new one (Greenfield)

HOW TO SUCCEED?

  • The business skills you need to succeed at this can be learnt, and outsourced, but a great commercial
    team of advisors is essential: accounting, legal, financial and mentors.
  • We also offer a business mentoring and coaching service for optoms wanting to succeed.
  • Contact” phillip.fent@optometristbusinessbrokers.com.au | 0403 074 899 |
    optometristbusinessbrokers.com.au

WHY REGISTER WITH US

  • We have the jobs!
  • We work with you to help you find the best job for you
  • We can negotiate your salary and benefits
  • Our service is free to you

Click the link below and submit the form to see how we can benefit your business long term with our
amazing placements.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US

Leeza is very professional, efficient and helpful. She has great knowledge of our optical industry and is very proactive
in helping optometrists find new opportunities. She took the time to find out exactly what I was looking
and successfully found the perfect job for me. I would highly recommend Leeza for recruiting optometrists.

Su Ching Ong – Beach Optical by G&M Eyecare (Permanent Role)