Audiology OverviewEntry-Level EducationDoctoral or Professional DegreeWork Experience in a Related OccupationNoneOn-The-Job TrainingNoneNumber of Jobs, 201213,000Job Outlook, 2012-202234% (Much faster than average)Employment Change, 2012-2022+4,300Audiologists 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.
Speech-Language Pathology OverviewEntry-Level EducationMaster’s DegreeWork Experience in a Related OccupationNoneOn-The-Job TrainingNoneNumber of Jobs, 2012134,100Job Outlook, 2012-202219% (Faster than average)Employment Change, 2012-2022+26,000Speech-Language Pathologists, sometimes called speech therapists, assess, diagnose, treat and help prevent communication and swallowing disorders in patients. Speech, language, and swallowing disorders result from a variety of causes, such as stroke, brain injury, hearing loss, developmental delay, a cleft palate, cerebral palsy or emotional problems.
Speech Therapists work full time and almost half work in school environments. Others work in physical, occupational, speech therapy specific and audiology offices or hospitals or nursing homes.For more detailed information on Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology careers, click the links below: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Audiology, and Speech-Language Pathology
2012 Median Pay $69,720/year or $33.52/hr
2012 Median Pay $69,870/year or $33.59/hr
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