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Audiology: Career and Education Opportunities in Oregon

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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Oregon has a population of 3,825,657, which has grown by 11.82% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Beaver State," its capital is Salem, though its biggest city is Portland. In 2008, there were a total of 2,339,488 jobs in Oregon. The average annual income was $36,365 in 2008, up from $35,737 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Oregon was 11.1% in 2009, which has grown by 4.6% since the previous year. About 25.1% of Oregon residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Oregon include wood product manufacturing, lumber construction materials merchant wholesalers, and lumber, plywood, millwork, and wood panel merchant wholesalers. Notable tourist attractions include the Children's Museum 2nd Generation, the 3D Center of Art & Photography, and the Northwest Film 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.