On the Job
Audiologists assess and treat patients with hearing and related disorders. They may fit hearing aids, or they may perform research on hearing-related issues.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Present medical research reports.
- Record patient medical histories.
- Maintain medical or professional knowledge.
- Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues.
- Enter patient or treatment data into computers.
- Administer basic health care or medical treatments.
- Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources.
- Merchandise healthcare products or services.
- Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
- Communicate health and wellness information to the public.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Dealing with external customers.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Exposure to disease or infections.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
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