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Audiologists
(SOC Code : 29-1181)
in California

Assess and treat persons with hearing and related disorders. May fit hearing aids and provide auditory training. May perform research related to hearing problems.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Master's degree .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20201st Qtr$49.87$36.96$49.66$59.28

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2016 - 20261,1001,30020018.280

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Possible Licenses Required and Issuing Authority[Top]
License Title
License Authority
AudiologyDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board
http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov
Speech-Language Pathologist or Audiologist Aide RegistrationDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board
http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 51,36843.3%
Offices of Physicians 42,20811.3%
Elementary and Secondary Schools 16,14710.0%
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,6258.7%
Colleges and Universities 1,4431.4%
Outpatient Care Centers 8,3271.0%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Audiology/Audiologist & Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologis
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Administer hearing tests and examine patients to collect information on type and degree of impairment, using specialized instruments and electronic equipment.
Evaluate hearing and balance disorders to determine diagnoses and courses of treatment.
Maintain patient records at all stages, including initial and subsequent evaluation and treatment activities.
Fit, dispense, and repair assistive devices, such as hearing aids.
Plan and conduct treatment programs for patients` hearing or balance problems, consulting with educators, physicians, nurses, psychologists, speech-language pathologists, and other health care personnel as necessary.
Counsel and instruct patients and their families in techniques to improve hearing and communication related to hearing loss.
Monitor patients` progress and provide ongoing observation of hearing or balance status.
Instruct patients, parents, teachers, or employers in communication strategies to maximize effective receptive communication.
Recommend assistive devices according to patients` needs or nature of impairments.
Refer patients to additional medical or educational services if needed.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
Social - Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

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