Audiologists held about 13,200 jobs in 2014. The industries that employed the most audiologists were as follows:
Offices of physicians
Offices of other health practitioners
Hospitals; state, local, and private
Educational services; state, local, and private
Health and personal care stores
Most audiologists work in healthcare facilities, such as hospitals, physicians' offices, and audiology clinics. Some work in schools or for school districts and travel between facilities. Others work in health and personal care stores. Audiologists work closely with registered nurses, audiology assistants (a type of medical assistant), and other healthcare workers.
Most audiologists worked full time in 2014, although about 1 out of 3 worked part time. Some work weekends and evenings to meet patients' needs. Those who work on a contract basis may spend time traveling between facilities. For example, an audiologist who is contracted by a school system may have to travel between different schools to provide services.