Audiologists Have Best Job in America, Says Time Magazine

June 29, 2015

NEW YORK—The profession of Audiology was recently spotlighted among the best jobs in America. According to the editor’s at Time magazine, Audiologist claimed this year’s #1 spot as the best job in America.

In the June 25 article, Time’s Maya Rhodan wrote that to determine this year’s “best job”, the magazine analyzed data collected from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and from on work related stress. The profession of audiology was ultimately chosen among a list of 40 different occupations due to a combination of reported low levels of stress, good median salary,{{1}}[[1]]Median annual salary for an audiologist is currently $69,720, according to BLS data.[[1]] and faster than average job growth.

Audiology Continues to Top Job Lists

As has been reported previously on this blog, audiology continues to be listed among the “best job” lists year after year. The latest recognition is likely to be welcome news to the major audiology organizations and university programs trying to recruit new students into the profession.

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Barry Freeman, Ph.D.

According to audiologist Barry Freeman, Ph.D., a past-president of the American Academy of Audiology, “the naming of audiologists, medical professionals who treat hearing and balance problems, as having the Best Job in America by Time magazine, validates my belief that it’s a great time to be an audiologist.”

“As a profession we have achieved recognition in the healthcare system as independent doctoral providers of hearing and balance services.” 

Want to Become an Audiologist?

Becoming an audiologist does require several years of advanced study. Since 2007, the Doctor of Audiology degree has replaced the Master’s degree as the entry level requirement to practice audiology in the US.

With an aging population, the number of jobs in audiology is expected to grow 34% through 2022.


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  1. We’ve known that for years. Now the secret is out and it is time we stood up to those forces that would align us with less qualified occupations and retailers that think what we do is easy or not needed. Just look at the patient we help.. We need to take charge!

  2. That’s great, but now if we could only get the insurance companies to pay for the hearing aids the audiologists say we need we would all benefit.

  3. Hah! What a crock! So not true, but merely a ploy to get others to enter this godforsaken field! Don’t believe a word of it!

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