Hot Job: Audiologist

Audiologist.

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.

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