Audiologists diagnose and treat a patient’s hearing and balance problems using advanced technology and procedures.
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.
How to Become an Audiologist
Audiologists need a doctoral degree and must be licensed in all states; requirements vary by state.
The median annual wage for audiologists was $69,720 in May 2012.
Employment of audiologists is projected to grow 34 percent from 2012 to 2022, 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.