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dabusacco@aol.com in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

43 months ago

I have been happy with my career as an audiologist. I have been doing it for 29 years. Lots of jobs. Please let me know any questions that you have. Dr. Debra Busacco

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Bailey10 in Phoenix

42 months ago

Hi,

Thanks for your response. How much do Audiologists usually make a year? Do Audiologists for the most part work in retail stores where they sell hearing aides? Are there a lot of jobs for Audiologists at hospitals or doctors offices?

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aspiringaudi in Brookfield, Wisconsin

40 months ago

Bailey10 in Phoenix said: Hi,

Thanks for your response. How much do Audiologists usually make a year? Do Audiologists for the most part work in retail stores where they sell hearing aides? Are there a lot of jobs for Audiologists at hospitals or doctors offices?

Audiologists need not be confused with Hearing Aid Dispensers.

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dabusacco@aol.com in Reading, Pennsylvania

40 months ago

Hello,

I am going to direct you to the Academy of Audiology web site at www.audiology.org. They have extenive materials on a career as an audiologist. Good Luck! Dr. Debra Busacco

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Bailey10 in Phoenix, Arizona

40 months ago

dabusacco@aol.com in Reading, Pennsylvania said: Hello,

I am going to direct you to the Academy of Audiology web site at www.audiology.org . They have extenive materials on a career as an audiologist. Good Luck! Dr. Debra Busacco

How is the job market for Audiologists? Is the field growing? From researching on many health care sites, it's not as fast as other health care careers.

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Meghan in Camden, New Jersey

38 months ago

hello all,

i am also curious if this is a fairly in demand occupation these days. I'd hate to invest the time & $ for the schooling & have trouble finding work.....anyone have any input about this?

thanks,

Meghan

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dabusacco@aol.com in Evanston, Illinois

35 months ago

Please email me. I am happy to speak with you. It is a wonderful career. You may email me at dabusacco@aol.com I am teaching at Northwestern this year. Dr. Busacco

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Isis in Charlotte, North Carolina

35 months ago

Rombhus in Granby, Connecticut said: audiology is a wasted career.
Some folks take pride in the dummy Dr degree to their name
Foolish it is...
there is no authority, no money, no nothing...

Please dont listen to debra or dabra
please please stay away ...
dont waste your money and time on this good for nothing (ROI) education

Hello, I take it your not satisfied. Could you share some of your experiences with me any insight would be helpful and appreciated. I need a balanced perspective on it as I am running out of time here and need to make a decision fast.

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AudiologistNY in New York, New York

33 months ago

I really hate to write this, but I agree very much with Rombhus. There are not a ton of jobs out there. Well, there are always bad jobs to be had. There are also many part time, low paying, no benefits jobs, but ones that work you to death. The salaries do not match up to the education level, nor does the respect. Many places want you to push hearing aids and that's how you make your money. They want the "doctorate" degree to sound more legitimate, but then you are really nothing more than a hearing aid dispenser.

Since the advent of the AuD degree I have also noticed another trend. Many places are "hiring" 4th year AuD students and paying them a small stipend. Each year they "hire" a new one. These places are not hiring licensed audiologists as they are perceived as being too expensive, therefore limiting the amount of jobs available.

I have been practicing audiology for almost 17 years now. I started as a master's level audiologist, now have my Aud. I would not recommend this career. I hate to even write that, but the amount of education needed, the cost of the education, the not great job prospects, etc... I just don't recommend this career field for people thinking about it.

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Lost in the Ear Wax in Ashburn, Virginia

31 months ago

Aaah so true
my lord what a waste
why did I do this
why did i not do the right research before wasting 4 years
why why?
i scream at myself
rubbish
no schools not even the best say anything about the downside
everyone has been conned by this rubbish degree
i would never ever recommend this degree to anyone

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shocknawed in Houston, Texas

22 months ago

The field of Audiology has been rewarding to me. I think most people get into a rut if they work it as a full time job. I provide contract work and charge a higher rate to make it most beneficial to me. Alot of Audiologist feel they don't have control of their career however if they stepped back and re-evaluated they would see their are many positions available and not enough candidates....why not establish yourself as a Per Diem or Contract provider and have control over your own schedule? I've done it for years which is why I can charge from 60 -90 per hour. It all depends on what you want to make out of your degree.

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Kempalayne in Beaumont, Texas

22 months ago

Shocknawed, I'm interested in getting my Aud from Dallas and need your input. Others on the board say they are not happy in this field. I need to support myself, but wanted to do something with a passion. Since I have hearing loss, why not follow this lead. Please explain more about contractual work. Thank you.

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shocknawed in Houston, Texas

22 months ago

Kempalayne in Beaumont, Texas said: Shocknawed, I'm interested in getting my Aud from Dallas and need your input. Others on the board say they are not happy in this field. I need to support myself, but wanted to do something with a passion. Since I have hearing loss, why not follow this lead. Please explain more about contractual work. Thank you.

It seems that your motivation is to draw from your own experience in having hearing loss. Are you interested in the full range of Audiology servicesi.e. Diagnostic testing to include vestibular assessment as well or are you mainly interested in fitting hearing aids. If your primary goal is hearing aid dispensing, I would recommend becoming a Hearing Instrument Specialist (2 years) as opposed to investing the money in a Au.D. degree requiring more time and monetary investment.

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