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Employers of Audiology & Speech Pathology majors in PR

Audiologists

Audiologists diagnose, manage, and treat a patient’s hearing, balance, or ear problems. Most audiologists work in healthcare facilities, such as physicians’ offices, audiology clinics, and hospitals. Some work in schools or for school districts, and travel between facilities. Others work in health and personal care stores. Audiologists need a doctoral degree and must be licensed in all states. Requirements for licensure vary by state. The median annual wage for audiologists was $75,920 in May 2017. Employment of audiologists is projected to grow 21 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Hearing loss increases as people age, so the aging population is likely to increase demand for audiologists.

Speech-Language Pathologists

Speech-language pathologists (sometimes called speech therapists) assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent communication and swallowing disorders in children and adults. Speech, language, and swallowing disorders result from a variety of causes, such as a stroke, brain injury, hearing loss, developmental delay, Parkinson’s disease, a cleft palate, or autism. About 2 out of 5 speech-language pathologists worked in schools in 2016. Most others worked in healthcare facilities, such as hospitals. Speech-language pathologists typically need at least a master’s degree. Most states require that speech-language pathologists be licensed. Requirements vary by state. The median annual wage for speech-language pathologists was $76,610 in May 2017. Employment of speech-language pathologists is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the large baby-boom population grows older, there will be more instances of health conditions that can cause speech or language impairments, such as strokes or dementia.

Hearing Aid Specialists

Select and fit hearing aids for customers. Administer and interpret tests of hearing. Assess hearing instrument efficacy. Take ear impressions and prepare, design, and modify ear molds. The median annual wage for hearing aid specialists was $54,860 in May 2017.

Speech-Language Pathologists

Assess and treat persons with speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders. May select alternative communication systems and teach their use. May perform research related to speech and language problems. The median annual wage for speech-language pathologists was $76,610 in May 2017. Employment of speech-language pathologists is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the large baby-boom population grows older, there will be more instances of health conditions that can cause speech or language impairments, such as strokes or dementia.

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Company City State
Humacao
PR
San Juan
PR
Hatillo
PR
San Juan
PR
San German
PR
Canovanas
PR
Arecibo
PR
Toa Alta
PR
Mayaguez
PR
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