We all know that working as an audiologist is rewarding and awesome, but now everyone else does too! CareerCast.com, a website for career seekers and employers, ranked audiologist as the 14th best job out of 200 jobs. CareerCast reports a median salary of $75,920 with a good work environment (68/200), very low stress (4/200), and projected growth of the profession (29/200).
In an associated article, Advisory.com, discusses rankings among health-care professions. The five highest-ranking health professions among the 200 listed in the CareerCast report included genetic counselor (5th), medical services manager (6th), speech-language pathologist (12th), dental hygienist (13th), and audiologist (14th). As a result, audiology was ranked as the 5th best profession in health care, above physical therapist (18th) and optometrist (20th).
The five worst-ranking health professions included emergency medical technician (197th), nursing assistant (184th), nurse’s aide (177th), home health aide (130th), and registered nurse (122nd). Interestingly, surgeon (109th), dentist (105th), and physician (102nd) were in the top 10 worst professions, mostly due to a poor work environments and high stress.
What’s the take away? First, it’s great to see audiology recognized and ranked so highly. I’m not sure about the “very low stress” category, but according to these articles, we seem to experience lower stress and better work environments than other health professionals. Second, some of the professions in which we may consider as peer groups (e.g., dentist) had shockingly low ratings when compared to audiology. Maybe the grass over there really isn’t greener. I think I’ll keep my day job!
This study aimed to explore the impact of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) on the results of newborn hearing screening (NHS). GDM increases annually in China and across the world. The authors completed a retrospective analysis of 666 women who gave birth between August 2017 and May 2018. Sixty-nine of the women had GDM and were…
Lack of Physical Activity and Obesity in Individuals with Self-Identified Hearing and/or Visual Difficulties
It is reasonable that lack of physical activity would be one thing associated with obesity, but could difficulties hearing and/or seeing also be a factor influencing that relationship? What about gender? Pardhan and colleagues (2021) used data collected from the 2017 Spanish National Health Survey to evaluate the relationship between physical inactivity and obesity by…
Do you remember why Joseph Sauveur is important to our profession? If you do, you could have done better than a recent contestant on the legendary gameshow, Jeopardy. The question posed was: “Born hearing-impaired in 1653, Joseph Sauveur studied sound vibrations and coined this word for the science he pioneered.” While I was impressed that…