Audiologists

Military Career

General Information

Description

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.

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Work Environment

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

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Comparable Industries

  • Offices of Physicians
  • Offices of Other Health Practitioners
  • General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
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Military Outlook

Service Branches

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  • Army
  • Marine Corps
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard

Military Status

  • Officer
    • Managerial/professional
    • College degree required

Military Workforce

Audiologists in the Military

72

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Salary

Average Salary

$109,955

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Doctoral degree 76%
  • Master's degree 16%
  • Post-doctoral training 3%
  • First professional degree 3%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

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. 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.

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Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Psychology
  • English Language
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Clerical

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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