What do you enjoy most about your Audiologist career?

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What do you enjoy most about being an Audiologist? What do you dislike the most? Is it challenging? Are there many opportunities to learn and advance?

What keeps you at your job?

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Lee in Brighton, Colorado

49 months ago

I am not an audiologist. I am a displaced worker in need of a career change. I am looking at the medical area, specifically a technical area. I have a Master's in Comuter Informatin systems. I am trying to identify the better career area to choose, type of schools to take the training, possible cost, duration of school, and possible employers upon graduation.

I would appreciate a kind response.

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Laurie in Fletcher, North Carolina

46 months ago

I am a Hearing Instrument Specialist. Find a licensed person to apprentice under, or a company like Amplifon that pays for your training. They may put you right to work, and you can be making money while you are preparing for your state exam. HIS are licensed by the state. Every state has a hearing aid board, and each state has there own rules and qualifications.

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Bob in Brookfield, Wisconsin

45 months ago

I thought you needed a Au.D to become an audiologist?

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SGLENNOX in Ottawa, Ontario

44 months ago

In the USA an audiologist can have an MSc. or MA. but the new standard to have a doctorate in audiology. I think there are over 50 schools in the states. In canada and the rest fo the world audiologist have masters degrees.
I am anaudiologist in Canada
Hearing instrument specialist have a diploma or certificate from a community college or the like.

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SGLENNOX in Ottawa, Ontario

44 months ago

In the USA an audiologist can have an MSc. or MA. but the new standard to have a doctorate in audiology. I think there are over 50 schools in the states. In canada and the rest fo the world audiologist have masters degrees.
I am anaudiologist in Canada
Hearing instrument specialist have a diploma or certificate from a community college or the like.

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student4life in Coquitlam, British Columbia

37 months ago

SGLENNOX in Ottawa, Ontario said: In the USA an audiologist can have an MSc. or MA. but the new standard to have a doctorate in audiology. I think there are over 50 schools in the states. In canada and the rest fo the world audiologist have masters degrees.
I am anaudiologist in Canada
Hearing instrument specialist have a diploma or certificate from a community college or the like.

I'm interested to know what university you got your degree in and if Canadians have the option of getting their doctorates or being able to practice in Canada. I'm hoping to apply to a MSc soon and that the process won't be too hard!
Thanks,
Tara

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sglennox in Ottawa, Ontario

37 months ago

I went to UBC in Vancouver. It is a great grad school. You can practise in Canada with an MSc. in Audiology after completing rigorous licensing certification. Check out this website and go to the student's section. It will answer most of your questions.

www.audiologycanada.ca

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