What Does An Audiologist Do?

Audiologists diagnose, evaluate and treat hearing and other ear-related problems.

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How Do I Become An Audiologist?

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.

What is the Average Salary For An Audiologist?

High – 113,000
Median – 77,000
Low – 45,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become An Audiologist?

  • Science – As much as possible, including biology and psychology!
  • Math – As much as possible!
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication

What Is The Work Environment For An Audiologist?

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.

What Is The Future Outlook For An Audiologist?

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


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

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