Say what? The field of Audiology is rapidly growing? That’s right. In 2010, there were 13,000 Audiologists in the U.S. That number is expected to grow at a rate that is faster than average, with projected job openings over the next few years estimated at 5,600 (O*NET).
Audiologists test and treat people with hearing aids and hearing-related disorders. People working in this job could be expected to perform the following types of tasks on a day-to-day basis:
- Counsel patients and their family members on how they can improve their hearing and communication
- Give hearing tests and examine patients
- Diagnose hearing loss and balance disorders and find ways to treat these problems
- Fit hearing aids and program / monitor cochlear implants
- Train and supervise others
- Conduct research on hearing problems
On average, as an Audiologist, you could expect to make about $68,390 (O*NET).
Now that’s a hot job.