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Audiology: Career and Education Opportunities in Kansas

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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Kansas has a population of 2,818,747, which has grown by 4.85% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Sunflower State," its capital is Topeka, though its biggest city is Wichita. In 2008, there were a total of 1,875,134 jobs in Kansas. The average annual income was $38,886 in 2008, up from $37,414 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Kansas was 6.7% in 2009, which has grown by 2.3% since the previous year. Approximately 25.8% of Kansas residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Kansas include machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers, mineral wool manufacturing, and medical laboratories. Notable tourist destinations include the Exploration Place, the Indian Center Museum & Gift Shop, and the Great Plains Nature Center.


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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.