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Audiologists

Also called: Audiologist, Audiology Doctor (AUD), Clinical Audiologist, Educational Audiologist

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What they do:
Assess and treat persons with hearing and related disorders. May fit hearing aids and provide auditory training. May perform research related to hearing problems.
On the job, you would:
  • Administer hearing tests and examine patients to collect information on type and degree of impairment, using specialized instruments and electronic equipment.
  • Evaluate hearing and balance disorders to determine diagnoses and courses of treatment.
  • Maintain patient records at all stages, including initial and subsequent evaluation and treatment activities.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • sales and marketing
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Health
  • medicine and dentistry
  • therapy and counseling
Math and Science
  • psychology

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
Hearing and Speech
  • recognize spoken words
  • speak clearly
Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Concern for Others
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Self Control
  • Cooperation

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Medical software
  • Abacus Data Solutions HearWare
  • Chart Links software
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook

Education

Education: (rated 5 of 5)
doctoral degree or
master's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$71,170
per year, on average
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