Audiologists work with people who have hearing, balance and related ear problems. They may work individually with a patient to develop a treatment program or they may collaborate with physicians, physical therapists and occupational therapists. For those who want to help people of all ages, this is a rewarding career that allows you to diagnose, educate and counsel patients as they adjust to hearing loss. These professionals must stay up- to-date on the latest hearing devices to maximize the quality of their clients’ lives.
Many states now require a doctoral degree (AuD) to practice audiology. A Baylor degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders would be good undergraduate preparation for a doctoral program in audiology. The employment of audiologist is expected to grow 25% through 2018, so job prospects will be favorable. For more information, visit www.audfound.org.