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Required Education & Licensure
A master’s degree is required for most states; some states require doctoral degrees. Licensure should be obtained through the Speech-Language-Hearing Association or American Board of Audiology.
What do they do?
According to the American Academy of Audiology, audiologists prescribe and fit hearing aids, assist in cochlear implant programs, perform ear- or hearing-related surgical monitoring, design and implement hearing conservation programs and newborn hearing screening programs, provide hearing rehabilitation training such as the following: auditory training, speech reading, listening skills improvement
Where do they work?
Schools or for healthcare facilities, such as hospitals, physicians' offices, and audiology clinics.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the median annual wage in May 2012 for audiologists was $69,720.