Perception and Expectations of Newly Enrolled Students from The Optometry Profession: A Study from Northern India

Volume 5 Issue 1 (January 2023)
Anam Ali Mosaib Omaer Pradeep Agarwal Lokesh Chauhan
Pages: 11-16 Download Count : 218 View Count: 332 DOI Number 10.55236/tuara.1058802 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley

Abstract:


This study provides information regarding the perception and expectations of newly enrolled optometry students in the optometry profession. It’s a questionnaire-based study. The data was collected through an online questionnaire from students of different optometry colleges. 152 students responded to the questionnaire, majority of students 91(59.9%) selected Optometry as a first choice. The majority of students 93(61.2%) know that optometrist can work as a researcher. 80 (52.6%) feels they should get a salary between 25000 – 35000 Indian national rupees (339.63 – 475.48 US$) after completing the four years optometry programme. Our study shows newly enrolled students are aware about optometry profession and its scope however areas like salary expectations and language skills are concerned areas in students

Keywords

  • Optometry
  • education
  • students
  • awareness
  • regulatory bodies
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