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34%
Rate of growth projected in audiology careers (2012 to 2022)
19%
Rate of growth projected in speech-language pathology careers (2012 to 2022)
$77,600
Median annual pay for an audiologist
$79,120
Median annual pay for a speech-language pathologist

Growth of the field

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the fields of audiology and speech-language pathology are growing faster than the average for other U.S. occupations. Hearing loss increases as people age, so an aging population is likely to increase demand for audiologists and speech-language pathologists. The early identification and diagnosis of hearing disorders in infants and children also will spur employment growth.

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