Medicine is such a vast field wherein specialization is one of the main things you have to make if you want to be one of the best in the field. Specializations lets you explore more. though this specialization varies in different country and the boundaries are quite arbitrary and almost based on human organs.
We go back to the basic senses- touch, smell, taste, sight and sound. Specialization is usually centered on treating the diseases and illnesses afflicting the organs that is connected to these senses. The last, sound or audio is what makes us appreciate speech and the music around us.
If you decide to specialize in hearing and how to cure the disorder related to it, then you are in the right page of your career. You can be the a surgeon who operates on the internal illness that causes deafness or you can be an allied health provider that “aid” medical doctors in diagnosing the hearing problems.
Audiologists abound in several hospitals as well as speech and hearing rehabilitation centers. After getting a medical degree, you have to take special training and internships as an audiologist. Clients would include adults, children and even toddlers who are having hearing problems. You will need to get training in lip-reading, how to use hearing aids and other device that could aid in hearing. An audiologist is expected to be very attentive, caring and interested in improving the communication skills of the client.
And if you are a newly trained audiologist or someone in the medical field who is still considering this special field, you might be wondering how much you’ll gonna earn. Depending on the workplace, this salary guide will help you estimate the amount of money you will be getting.
You have to take into consideration the workplace, country of work and your respective trainings and certifications acquired. This audiologist salary guide is based on the Official government salary Guide from the National Health Services data as well as based on experience and sharing within the medical network.
Remember, further training such as getting training on Neurosensory science will get you an advantage.
If you are working in the hospital in the United Kingdom (UK), you have to check the corresponding Band and Points per Band based on the Official Pay Rates. For Band 5, you will be starting with around £21,200 to £28,000. If you have training under the NHS Scientist Training programme, the starting salary is around £25,000 to £35,000. If you are just a newly registered audiologist, hospitals will employ you with £30,000 to £40,000
For the senior level audiologists salary will range from £40,000 to £98,00. Depending on the workings schedule with the hospital, it is usually 8 hours with an extra hours on week-ends and holidays. Check also what kind of hospital, if it is national, district or countryside hospital since salary will also have some slight changes.
Aside from hospitals, audiologists are also hired by the universities especially medical schools for research and teaching work. Schools like pre-schools also have audiologist as more and more children are getting diagnosed with hearing problems.
With the high volumes of earphones and these youngsters plugged into their ears, scientists have seen an increase in hearing disability among the young. So you can also vary your choices and can do part-time work in different hospitals.