1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3311
Health Sciences, 265
Laramie, WY 82071
Audiology developed out of concern for individuals with communication difficulties. These related fields present continuing challenges to clinicians and researchers to improve understanding of communication processes. Speech-language pathology and audiology professionals work as clinicians, researchers, instructors, and supervisors or combine any one of these roles. They can also work in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, schools, research laboratories, industry, private practice, state and federal agencies, the armed forces, and colleges and universities. Many choose to divide their time between these settings.
The demand for speech-language and hearing services is showing a marked increase. Thus, there is a constant demand for speech-language pathologists and audiologists. As in many professions, the job market varies in different parts of the country. Salaries are dependent upon the professional setting, the number of months employed each year (nine months in school systems vs. 12 months in most other settings), and the particular position assumed.