Hearing Aid Specialists

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
45%
risk level
POLLING
50%
Based on 12 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
15.7%
by year 2032
WAGES
$59,020
or $28.37 per hour
Volume
10,080
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
5.5/10

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Automation risk

45% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

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

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

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Persuasion

User poll

50% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 45% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

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






Growth

Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Hearing Aid Specialists' job openings is expected to rise 15.7% 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

Moderately paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Hearing Aid Specialists' was $59,020, or $28 per hour

'Hearing Aid Specialists' were paid 27.4% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 10,080 people employed as 'Hearing Aid Specialists' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 14 thousand people are employed as 'Hearing Aid Specialists'.

Job description

Select and fit hearing aids for customers. Administer and interpret tests of hearing. Assess hearing instrument efficacy. Take ear impressions and prepare, design, and modify ear molds.

SOC Code: 29-2092.00

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