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Audiologist Working Conditions



Audiologists held about 13,200 jobs in 2014. The industries that employed the most audiologists were as follows:

  • Offices of other health practitioners: 25%
  • Offices of physicians: 25%
  • Hospitals; state, local, and private: 14%
  • Educational services; state, local, and private: 12%
  • Health and personal care stores: 11%

Physical working conditions for most audiologists involve work in healthcare facilities, such as hospitals, physicians' offices, and audiology clinics. Some work in schools. Although working conditions for audiologists are generally not physically demanding, the job does require attention to detail, intense concentration and critical thinking.

Most audiologists work full time. Working conditions for some audiologists may require working weekends and evenings to meet patientsí needs, and audiologists who work on a contract basis may spend a lot of time traveling between facilities. For example, an audiologist who is contracted by a school system might have to travel between different school buildings to provide services

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition


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