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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:
  • Maintain patient records at all stages, including initial and subsequent evaluation and treatment activities.
  • Evaluate hearing and balance disorders to determine diagnoses and courses of treatment.
  • Fit, dispense, and repair assistive devices, such as hearing aids.

Knowledge

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

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • looking for ways to help people

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
Hearing and Speech
  • speak clearly
  • recognize spoken words
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:
  • Concern for Others
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Medical software
  • Healthcare common procedure coding system HCPCS Hot Technology
  • Practice management software PMS
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 5 of 5)
doctoral degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$81,030
$56,550
$128,160
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