Audiologists diagnose, manage, and treat a patient's hearing, balance, or ear problems.
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 need a doctoral degree and must be licensed in all states. Requirements for licensure vary by state.
The median annual wage for audiologists was $74,890 in May 2015.
Employment of audiologists is projected to grow 29 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Hearing loss increases as people age, so the aging population is likely to increase demand for audiologists.
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