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Employment: Audiologists




Audiologists held about 11,000 jobs in 2002. More than half of all jobs were in offices of physicians; hospitals; offices of other health practitioners, including audiologists; and outpatient care centers. About 1 in 5 jobs was in educational services, including elementary and secondary schools. Other jobs for audiologists were in health and personal care stores, including hearing aid stores; scientific research and development services; and State and local governments.

A small number of audiologists were self-employed in private practice. They provided hearing healthcare services in their own offices or worked under contract for schools, healthcare facilities, or other establishments.