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Audiologists

Health Science

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Work Environment

Audiologists work in therapy labs, clinics, and medical centers.

  • Military Status

    Officer

  • Average Military Salary

    $109,955

Overview

Audiologists perform auditory examinations and prescribe non-medical treatment to conserve or improve communication ability. They design, develop, and maintain aural rehabilitation programs. Additionally, they advise on programs to prevent noise-induced hearing loss.

Military Training

Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Learn more about becoming an officer, here.

Audiologists typically have a graduate degree in audiology. Job training for audiologists primarily consists of on-the-job learning in various healthcare environments, and through receiving advanced civilian/industry certifications and licenses (credentials), which may require additional education, training, or experience. Like other healthcare officers, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, the military health system, and leadership development.

Helpful Attributes

  • Desire to help others
  • Interest in scientific work
  • Interest in using electronic medical devices

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