Audiologists

General Information

Description

Assess and treat persons with hearing and related disorders. May fit hearing aids and provide auditory training. May perform research related to hearing problems.

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit51.87%
  2. Private, not for profit23.32%
  3. State and local government9.19%
  4. Self-employed8.54%
  5. Federal government7.08%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of audiologists is projected to grow 16 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 800 openings for audiologists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$81,030

Military salary*

$104,870

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State-by-state Salary

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$116,220
$59,590
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Doctoral degree 95%
  • Post-doctoral training 4%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Psychology
  • Education and Training
  • Sales and Marketing

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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