Audiologist

Audiologists are the specialists who perform the examinations necessary to assess the hearing abilities of their clients and establish treatment plans with them to help them restore the use of communication through different means. Audiologists are experts in corrective hearing devices, sign language and the physical layout of the living environment.

Employment outlook

Good
Employment opportunities are good in Nova-Scotia

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Prerequisits

Undergraduate degree - Minimum GPA of 3.3 required (Academic)

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Letter of reference

Relevant volunteer or professional experience or specialized qualifications (optional)

Knowledge in the humanities is an asset

Daily tasks

  • Manage the patient at the time of admission
  • Diagnose the patient's hearing problems
  • Determine the appropriate hearing device for the patient and their condition
  • Establish personalized treatment and work programs
  • Write medical prescriptions for patients
  • Advise other health professionals when working as a team
  • Meet with patients regularly to work with them

Required skills

  • Ability to assess, plan and implement a care program
  • Analyze situations to find the best solution
  • Enjoy working with the public
  • Good listening skills and communicate easily
  • Love teamwork and interdisciplinary

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Salary

$40,56 / hour *

Annual salary at 40h per week: $84 365

Min hourly rate: $25,84 / h ($53 747)

Max hourly rate: $43,27 / h ($90 002)

* Median rate according to Statistics Canada

Work locations

  • Doctor's offices
  • Hospital center
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Private clinic
  • Self-employed

Training institutions

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Type of diploma obtained

Master of Science

Years of study: 3

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