Should You Work in Hearing Healthcare?

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Should You Work in Hearing Healthcare?

If you’re planning a healthcare career but are unsure where to specialize, it’s possible you’ve peeked into the world of hearing healthcare. To those who've already decided on a move in this direction, we'd like to congratulate you for making that choice. But if you're still thinking about it and you aren’t quite committed yet, we’d like to offer some encouragement.

Staffing Proxy specializes in hearing healthcare jobs, so obviously we’re a little biased here. But even putting those biases aside, there are several reasons why hearing healthcare is a great field to get into. Here are just a few.

Audiology careers have high levels of satisfaction

Audiology is just one of many careers that falls under the umbrella of hearing healthcare, and we’ve created an entire article about why it’s a great field to get into. One of the key factors is that audiology is an immensely satisfying career. We’ve reported this elsewhere, but audiology was listed as the third least stressful career in a 2018 survey (with only hair stylists and diagnostic medical sonographers being considered less stressful than audiology). On top of that, audiologists have been reporting high levels of job satisfaction for decades.

If you want your career to be satisfying and low in stress, audiology might be perfect for you.

Not all hearing healthcare jobs require a degree

If you’re committed to becoming an audiologist, you have a lot of education in front of you. If you don’t have eight years to spend earning a Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree, don’t be discouraged. There is still work for you in hearing healthcare.

A job as an audiology assistant, for example, usually only requires you to have a high school diploma or GED, though you will also need to be certified (and certification requirements can vary widely). Hearing aid specialist is another example of a hearing healthcare job that doesn’t require a degree, and hearing aid dispenser is on that list as well.

As you can see, there are several jobs in hearing healthcare that you can be qualified for without spending the next few years in college.

Healthcare in general will always be high in demand

If you’re looking to work in a high-demand field, healthcare is always a safe bet. We’ve compiled a list of five healthcare careers that pay well and are in high demand, and audiology is on that list. If job security is a priority, you should absolutely look into healthcare careers.

Helping people is important

To people with hearing loss, hearing healthcare specialists are a vital part of interacting with the world in a meaningful way. Hearing healthcare allows people to live good lives: to hear the voices of their grandchildren, to enjoy music and television shows, and to communicate effectively with friends, family members, and coworkers. Obviously, hearing healthcare is something you can feel good about being a part of.

Staffing Proxy can help you

This ties into what we were saying in the opening paragraphs of this article: Staffing Proxy specializes in hearing healthcare jobs. That means that we have the resources to help you find hearing healthcare work that fits your unique vision. If you’re looking at getting into this field, don’t hesitate to contact us right away so we can help you get your career off the ground.