Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 29-1181 Audiologists
Education: Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
OJT: Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
Tasks: Administer hearing tests and examine patients to collect information on type and degree of impairment, using specialized instruments and electronic equipment. Fit, dispense, and repair assistive devices, such as hearing aids. Maintain patient records at all stages, including initial and subsequent evaluation and treatment activities. Evaluate hearing and balance disorders to determine diagnoses and courses of treatment. Program and monitor cochlear implants to fit the needs of patients. Counsel and instruct patients and their families in techniques to improve hearing and communication related to hearing loss. Refer patients to additional medical or educational services if needed. Monitor patients' progress and provide ongoing observation of hearing or balance status. Educate and supervise audiology students and health care personnel. 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.
License: This applicant should contact the State Board for Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology for application process and examination schedules. Application Fee: $200.00 License Renewal Fee: $75.00 License Fee: $75.00
Outlook: Very Good
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $26.83   Entry $55,793.00
Mean $34.74   Mean $72,262.00
Experience $38.70 Experience $80,486.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

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