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Audiology: Career and Education Opportunities in California

Audiology: Audiologists are physicians who specialize hearing problems. Focused on one of our core perceptual abilities, they provide therapies and solutions for hearing problems that result from age, disease or occupational hazards.

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California has a population of 36,961,664, which has grown by 9.12% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Golden State," its capital is Sacramento, though its biggest city is Los Angeles. In 2008, there were a total of 21,063,338 jobs in California. The average annual income was $43,852 in 2008, up from $43,402 in 2007. The unemployment rate in California was 11.4% in 2009, which has grown by 4.2% since the previous year. Roughly 26.6% of California residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

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Audiologists assess and treat persons with hearing and related disorders. Audiologists need to read and understand what has been read. They also need to actively seek out need information and learn from it.
Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapists assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that help restore vocational, homemaking, and daily living skills, as well as general independence, to disabled persons. Occupational Therapists need to read and understand what has been read. They also need to listen well to others and take in their information and issues.