It has been documented that many physicians and other adjunct health-care professionals typically decide to pursue a career in health care during their high school education or younger. Many of you most likely made your decision to pursue a career in audiology during your undergraduate education or later. As the profession of audiology continues to grow, a need exists to attract talented students with an interest in sound, balance, and the hearing sciences at a young age.
The American Academy of Audiology Public Relations Recruitment Subcommittee has identified participation in state and regional science fairs and career fairs/days as a key platform to engage students at a young age and promote awareness of the profession.
The National Science Teacher's Association interviewed Brian Fligor about audiology, to feature the profession as their "Career of the Month" in the September 2010 issue of The Science Teacher.
The following pages provide tools for you to locate opportunities in your community, contact your state academy, and more.