Audiologist

Career Overview

Audiologists diagnose, evaluate and treat hearing and other ear-related problems. Make sure to use the search box to find the video made by Dr. Sabrina!

Education

A doctorate in audiology is required to obtain these positions in the US, while a master's degree is required in Canada. A doctorate in audiology typically takes three years to earn, after first earning a four-year bachelor’s degree. A master’s degree typically takes two-three years to earn after earning a four-year bachelor’s degree, depending on the program.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
Median:
High End:
$45,000 /yr
$77,000 /yr
$113,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math - as much as possible!
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Science - as much as possible, including biology and psychology!
Work Environment

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.

Future Outlook

There will likely be strong competition for these positions, because there aren't many of them. Opportunities may differ based on geographical location.

References
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada