Careers in the Licensed Professions


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Audiologists evaluate, diagnose, and treat hearing disorders and communication problems. These professionals use sounds and test equipment to evaluate a patient’s hearing and determine the extent of any hearing loss. Examples of services:

  • instruct and counsel patients on hearing health care, including inner-ear injuries or disease that may affect the individual’s sense of balance
  • recommend and fit hearing aids or other amplifying devices
  • refer patients to physicians for medical diagnoses and additional care if needed


Graduate degree from a Department-registered audiology licensure program, or the equivalent  


At least 36 weeks of supervised experience in Audiology, including direct clinical work


Specialty area test of the Praxis Series, Praxis II, administered by the Educational Testing Service in audiology

Visit the Office of the Professions for a listing of all options and requirements.




Salary and Projected Growth

  • Median salary: $75,920 in the U.S., $81,020 in NY
  • Salary range: $67,250-$93,650
  • Projected growth: much faster than average

Where Could I Work?

  • Hospitals/clinics/medical practices
  • Schools
  • Home care
  • Hearing aid and care centers
  • Education and research

Your Interests and Abilities

  • Health sciences
  • Manual and technical skills
  • Observation and analysis

Professional Skills

  • Concern for others
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication
  • Problem solving

What Interests You?

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Tip: try searching for mentoring programs—talk to an audiologist about what they do and how they got started!

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Last Updated: January 14, 2020