Audiologists

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
11%
risk level
POLLING
72%
Based on 418 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
10.4%
by year 2032
WAGES
$87,740
or $42.18 per hour
Volume
13,880
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
5.9/10

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Automation risk

11% (Minimal Risk)

Minimal Risk (0-20%): Occupations in this category have a low probability of being automated, as they typically demand complex problem-solving, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, and a high degree of manual dexterity. These jobs often involve intricate hand movements and precise coordination, making it difficult for machines to replicate the required tasks.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Social Perceptiveness

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Originality

  • Persuasion

  • Finger Dexterity

User poll

72% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that it's probable this occupation will be automated. However, employees may be able to find reassurance in the automated risk level we have generated, which shows 11% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Audiologists will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Sentiment

The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)

Growth

Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Audiologists' job openings is expected to rise 10.4% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

High paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Audiologists' was $87,740, or $42 per hour

'Audiologists' were paid 82.6% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 13,880 people employed as 'Audiologists' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 10 thousand people are employed as 'Audiologists'.

Job description

Assess and treat persons with hearing and related disorders. May fit hearing aids and provide auditory training. May perform research related to hearing problems.

SOC Code: 29-1181.00

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Comments

Marissa (No chance) says
There is a lot of counselling and empathy involved in audiology, which cannot be replaced by AI or a robot. Moreover, providing communication and management strategies is an important component of an appointment. Whilst, advances in technology will improve accessibility to devices and help individuals, the job is not replaceable by humans.
Feb 27, 2023 at 04:24 AM
MBA (Highly likely) says
Machine learning and automated diagnosis will allow the job to be de-skilled and conducted by a nurse or other lower-cost medical personnel.
Aug 17, 2022 at 03:16 PM
Lydia Bradley (No chance) says
Because you need to do a lot of tasks that are too complex for robots. You also have to communicate with patients, a new early impossible future for robots.
Jan 27, 2020 at 10:30 PM
JMM (No chance) says
Robots will never substitute us, is not possible because we are taking care of other persons, solving real problems and there is a different solution for each person in the earth. A machine could repeat processes, make different things, but they will never be able to empathise which is absolutely necessary in our job.
Jan 17, 2020 at 07:37 PM
brazilianbot says
I'm a Brazilian robot from the future and your job is at risk my friend
Jun 20, 2020 at 11:56 PM

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