Audiologists :

Assess and treat persons with hearing and related disorders. May fit hearing aids and provide auditory training. May perform research related to hearing problems.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $71,570.00
Average Time to Fill 42 days
Typical Education Doctoral or professional degree
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 236
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 20.00 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Oral Communication
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Customer Service
Work Ethic
Written Communication
Intellectual Risk-taking
Numerical and Arithmetic Application

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Conduct noninvasive medical diagnostic assessments
Operate therapeutic medical instruments or equipment
Test patient hearing
Provide assistance in administering rehabilitation
Develop medical treatment plans
Develop treatment plans
Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Fit medical supportive devices
Adjust medical supportive or assistive devices such as prostheses
Assist individuals with mental or social disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources
Treat medical condition of patient
Assist individuals with physical disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses

Training and Teaching Others

Educate patients in use of assistive, supportive, or health-related devices
Conduct health training programs
Educate patients regarding diagnosis or treatment
Train patients, family members, or caregivers in techniques for managing disabilities or illnesses
Prepare medical reports or presentations
Prepare medical reports
Train medical providers

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze speech or hearing data
Examine test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment
Analyze medical or health data
Analyze patient activity
Examine patients
Perform medical research
Conduct patient assessments

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Treatment Planning
Diagnostic Evaluation
Patient/Family Education and Instruction

Related Licensing Requirements

Hearing Aid Dealer (18-0000000091)

IC 25-20-1-3 Qualifications for certificate; examination Sec. 3. The board shall issue a hearing aid dealer certificate of registration to any person who makes application on forms provided by the board if the board has determined to its satisfaction that the applicant: (1) is eighteen (18) years of age or older; (2) if the applicant applies after June 29, 1992: (A) is a high school graduate; or (B) has a: (i) high school equivalency certificate; or (ii) state of Indiana general educational development (GED) diploma issued under IC 20-20-6; (3) has not been convicted of: (A) an act which would constitute a ground for disciplinary sanction under IC 25-1-9; or (B) a crime that has a direct bearing on the applicant's ability to practice competently; (4) has passed the examination prepared by the committee and given by the board to determine that the applicant has the qualifications to properly fit hearing aids; and (5) held a student hearing aid dealer certificate of registration issued under section 5 of this chapter at the time the applicant applied for a hearing aid dealer certificate of registration.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Committee of Indiana Hearing Aid Dealer Examiners (3172342064)

Audiologist (18-0000000020)

For specific licensing requirements, please contact the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Speech Language Pathology Audiology Board (3172342064)

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