Professions Place in Top 100 Jobs Report Audiology and speech-language pathology are both highly rated in the U.S. News and World Report’s annual job rankings, which are based on salary, the number of expected openings, advancement opportunities, career fulfillment, stress level and work-life balance. Audiology ranked #67 in the top 100 jobs overall, and speech-language pathology came ... News in Brief
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Professions Place in Top 100 Jobs Report
The ASHA Leader, June 2017, Vol. 22, 11. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB4.22062017.11
The ASHA Leader, June 2017, Vol. 22, 11. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB4.22062017.11
Audiology and speech-language pathology are both highly rated in the U.S. News and World Report’s annual job rankings, which are based on salary, the number of expected openings, advancement opportunities, career fulfillment, stress level and work-life balance.
Audiology ranked #67 in the top 100 jobs overall, and speech-language pathology came in at #28. The rankings are further divided by industry: Among health care jobs, audiology ranked #25 and speech-language pathology ranked #20.
According to the report, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects audiology to grow by 29 percent from 2014 to 2024, resulting in 3,800 new jobs. “Because the incidences of hearing loss increase with age, the BLS expects audiologists to be more and more in need as the baby boomers age,” the article says. “Newborns with hearing issues are also expected to drive job growth because hearing disorders can be detected and diagnosed early.”
The article indicates that the median salary in audiology is $74,980, with a 2.8 percent unemployment rate.
According to the article, BLS predicts that 28,900 speech-language pathology jobs will open before 2024, spurred by the aging baby boomer generation and increased awareness of speech and language disorders in children. The article cites speech-language pathologists’ median salary at $73,410 and their unemployment rate at 1.8 percent.
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