Career Project by Chase Capito

Audiologist

The required education for the career

To successfully complete the requirements you need at least 4 years of college to get a Bachelor's degree, this degree is in speech pathology and audiology. You also need 4 years of graduate program for a doctoral degree, most people choose either speech or audiology, but you can be dual certified in both. (this includes a 3rd and 4th year of internship)

I will go to the following places for my education

I will go to Princeton for my undergraduate (Bachelors) degree. To be accepted into a doctoral program its best to go to a good undergraduate program and have good grades. These programs are very competitive.

Lets talk about the yearly cost

-Tuition $45,540

-Room $8,400

-Board $6,435

-Miscellaneous expenses are $3,600 and these include activity fees, class dues, transcript fee, books, and personal expenses.

The total amount of money would be $255,900 and this does not include travel expenses.


I will go to West Virginia University for my Doctorate degree.

-tuition (per year) $20,880

-University fees $1,260

-Room and Board $$9.000

-Personal Expenses $900

The total amount of money would be $128,160


These add up to $384,060

Things to consider

Misconceptions and Concerns

People do not realize that to practice audiology you are required to have a Doctoral Degree. There are many of people without a college education who are not certified who sell hearing aids such as "Miracle Ear". I would let people know that I have a Doctoral degree and that I know much more about hearing loss.

Job outlook

The job outlook is very good, Because of the Baby Boomers getting older and hearing loss increasing as people age. More people will need hearing aids and the skills of an audiologist. Employment is projected to increase 29% from 2014 to 2024 which is much faster than other occupations, the yearly salary of my career would be $73,060.

Paying for it

To pay for my education I can not use my parents money, but I have been saving some money and I plan to work while I am in school. This will not be enough so i will need to apply for a merit scholarship and financial aid.
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Essential Questions

How may my current interests and aptitudes reflect my future career?

I feel that my current interests and aptitudes will reflect my future. My current interests for a future job have a lot to do with being a doctor. I feel like I want to go into something medical when i’m older, I have parents that are doctors and after watching and learning things that they do I really have become interested in it. My aptitudes do reflect my future career a lot, because, I said that I wanted to have a medical degree and things that I do in school and out reflect it a lot. In school my biggest interest and favorite classes are math and science, Medical careers have a lot of science and math involved in them, and I believe that those classes are my best classes in school.


What factors should I be aware of as I go through school, and prepare for my future career?

Factors that I should be aware of are my classes in school. In school there are certain classes that match up somewhere in different careers. I feel that the main classes that match up with my career are math and science, science is one of the more important classes because in that class it teaches you things about the body, how it works and other things. I believe that math will also be very important in my field because, you will have patients and you will need to prescribe medicines and charge them. Prescribing medicines is very important because you need to know the right dose or right amount of that medicine they need, you can not give them a wrong amount or you could risk hurting that patient. When treating patients, after you're done you need to charge them money for what every medical thing you helped them with, and you can not charge them more than what they should be paying, and you can not undercharge them or you would loose money.