The job landscape for audiology is in constant evolution. The Academy wants to keep you up to speed, which means learning about audiology as a profession, audiology's future, and the hiring process from both an employers and a job seekers' perspective. Use the following resources for job search hints, candidate screening, and salary negotiations.
As the world combats COVID-19, there are swings in the U.S. job market activity that will affect job boards, opportunities, and the way you seek new or continuing employment. The Academy wants to keep you up to speed, which means learning about audiology as a profession, audiology's future, and the hiring process from both an employer's and a job seeker's perspective.
What to Expect
Employers and recruiters will likely reforecast hiring needs. While the severity will depend on the length of the COVID-19 crisis, resulting economic pressures that will vary from industry to industry. There will be an anticipated reduction in job postings as employers reduce or delay hiring requirements in an effort to mitigate expenses.
What Does This Mean for Me?
Based on figures from the 2008–2009 economic downturn, the unemployment rate for specialized professionals was significantly lower than the overall unemployment rate. Academy members represent highly trained, highly desirable talent. Should you need to seek new employment, or to recruit for additional staff, the Academy has resources to help get you started and keep you informed.
This FREE service for Academy members offers you feedback from professional audiologists working in a variety of settings. Job seekers may also submit related items such as cover letters, curriculum vitae, and thank-you notes for review.
Let the Academy’s HearCareers employment listing be your guide. The listing of jobs ranges from seasoned professionals to fourth-year externships.
HEARCareers provides employers with a candidate pool consisting of only audiologists and allows job seekers to view jobs specifically catered to their profession. Members receive discounted rates on job postings, and resume posting is always free.
All HEARCareers job postings come with access to the resume database, available while the job posting is active. Job seekers can create job alerts to identify postings that meet certain criteria. Job seekers also have access to the career learning center full of resources covering everything from effective networking to preparing for an interview.
Learn more about www.HearCareers.org.
How Does Your Salary Stack Up?
Visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics to learn more about the latest employment and wage estimates for audiologists.
Negotiate Your Worth, Audiology Today, May/June 2020
Negotiating Salary as a New Graduate and Its Impact on the Future of Our Profession, Audiology Today, Nov/Dec 2017 (page 72)
Human Resource Help
Managing a workplace professionally can define the success of any business. Understanding and establishing the rights and obligations of both employees and employers is, now more than ever, required by employers, employees, the public, and the government.
If you need to fill your human resource (HR) needs or to get answers at a discounted rate and as part of your member benefits, the Academy offers access to Human Resources Associates, DC-based an HR consultancy.
Exclusively for audiologists, the Externship Module (sponsored by Audigy) conveniently connects externship opportunities with a talented pool of students actively seeking the clinical experience and professional judgment that will bring them one step closer to graduating with their AuD.
Post Externships Positions
- Post and manage all of your externship positions on HEARCareers free of charge.
- Access our Student Profile Database.
- Utilize our database to engage directly with early career professionals looking for job opportunities in audiology.