School Audiology Jobs
As a school audiologist, we offer something you won’t find anyplace else — an entirely new perspective on your audiology career. We have hundreds of jobs waiting for you to explore.
Since many hearing problems are discovered in early childhood through routine hearing screenings done in public and private schools, the need for school audiologists is crucial. That’s why we’re committed to finding you the school audiology job of your choice. Whether it’s in a large school district or in a small, rural school, the right job is waiting for you.
School Audiology Duties
A school audiologist plays a very important role in the assistance and education of students with hearing difficulties. Those who are hearing impaired can rely on a school audiology professional to assist them in creating a program designed to meet their special needs. The duties of a school audiologist include providing professional representation for hearing impaired students between the ages of 0 and 21, as well as providing diagnostic services, identifying the need for amplification, assisting with the functionality of hearing assistance technology, making educational recommendation to the staff and teachers in the facility, providing counseling to parents and students, sharing information with colleagues and helping to implement better student programs, providing consultation for the purchase of audiological equipment and providing training to help parents and teachers understand the impact of hearing impairments on learning, literacy, language and social skills.
School Audiology Education Requirements
A school audiologist is required to have a master’s or doctoral degree in audiology from an accredited university, as well as a valid license from the state of hiring to practice audiology. Then, the school audiology professional must participate in and complete at least 12 hours of crisis prevention intervention training, learning all of the proper techniques to best assist students in the event of an emergency. A school audiologist is also required to successfully collaborate and communicate with students, parents and other professionals who are directly involved in the hearing-impaired student’s life. Aside from the certifications, a school audiology professional must also be adept at the use of different technology systems, including computers and hearing devices used to promote better communication. The individual must also be skilled at problem-solving, critical thinking and compassionate communication.
School Audiology Job Market
Depending on the education level of the school audiologist, professionals in this industry can earn anywhere from $71,000 to $84,000 annually. Most school audiologists also enjoy full benefits, including health insurance, vacation time and more. Those with the most certifications and experience can earn over $100,000 in this profession. The current job market is expected to see growth in this area, and an increased demand for school audiologists makes it a great time to enter the profession.
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