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Audiology: Career and Education Opportunities in Rhode Island

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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Rhode Island has a population of 1,053,209, which has grown by 0.47% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Ocean State," Rhode Island's capital and biggest city is Providence. In 2008, there were a total of 612,258 jobs in Rhode Island. The average annual income was $41,261 in 2008, up from $40,147 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Rhode Island was 11.2% in 2009, which has grown by 3.6% since the previous year. Roughly 25.6% of Rhode Island residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Rhode Island include miscellaneous manufacturing, other miscellaneous manufacturing, and electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Rhode Island Historical Society, the USS Saratoga Museum Foundation Inc, and the Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum.


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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.