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Top 300 Careers, 12th Edition by Editors at JIST

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Health Diagnosing and Treating Occupations

Audiologists

(O*NET 29-1121.00)

Significant Points
  • About 64 percent work in health-care facilities; many others are employed by educational services.
  • All states regulate licensure of audiologists; requirements vary by state.
  • A master’s degree in audiology (hearing) is the standard level of education required; however, a doctoral degree is becoming more common for new entrants.
  • Job prospects will be favorable for those possessing the doctoral (Au.D.) degree.
Nature of the Work

Audiologists work with people who have hearing, balance, and related ear problems. They examine individuals of all ages and identify those with the symptoms of hearing loss and other auditory, balance, and related sensory and ...

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