Audiologists diagnose, evaluate and treat hearing and other ear-related problems.
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.
Employment of audiologists is projected to grow 13 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. However, because it is a small occupation, the fast growth will result in only about 1,800 new jobs over the 10-year period.
Most audiologists work in healthcare facilities, such as physicians’ offices, audiology clinics, and hospitals. Some work in schools or for school districts, and travel between facilities. Others work in health and personal care stores.