Occupational Employment Statistics


29-1181 Audiologists

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

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Southeast Minnesota 207$39.43/hr$29.62/hr$33.49/hr$39.34/hr$45.68/hr$49.85/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business Services20$47.02/hr
Education and Health Services170$39.84/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA 10$42.07/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 10N/AN/A
Central Minnesota 20$32.55/hr23.5%
Northeast Minnesota 20$40.64/hr10.3%
Southeast Minnesota 20$39.34/hr11.9%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 20$40.64/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 20$31.12/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 200$43.12/hr9.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 200$42.75/hrN/A
Minnesota 260$42.00/hr12.3%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Podiatrists 150$76.98/hr11.6%
Hearing Aid Specialists N/A$27.56/hrN/A
Optometrists 900$59.82/hr15.7%

  • Maintain patient records at all stages, including initial and subsequent evaluation and treatment activities.
  • Administer hearing tests and examine patients to collect information on type and degree of impairment, using specialized instruments and electronic equipment.
  • Fit, dispense, and repair assistive devices, such as hearing aids.
  • Fit, dispense, and repair assistive devices, such as hearing aids.
  • Evaluate hearing and balance disorders to determine diagnoses and courses of treatment.
  • Recommend assistive devices according to patients' needs or nature of impairments.
  • Program and monitor cochlear implants to fit the needs of patients.
  • Monitor patients' progress and provide ongoing observation of hearing or balance status.
  • Perform administrative tasks, such as managing office functions and finances.
  • Examine and clean patients' ear canals.