|Quick Facts: Audiologists|
|2010 Median Pay||
$66,660 per year
$32.05 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Doctoral or professional degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||13,000|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||37% (Much faster than average)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||4,800|
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. Most audiologists work full time.
New audiologists must earn a doctoral degree to enter the practice. All audiologists must be licensed; requirements vary by state.
The median annual wage of audiologists was $66,660 in May 2010.
Employment of audiologists is expected to grow by 37 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. However, because it is a small occupation, the fast growth will result in only about 4,800 new jobs over the 10-year period.
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