Career path

Employment in NJ

Average NJ Salary

Educational Requirement

Education Level

Audiologists Audiologists diagnose and treat a patient’s hearing and balance problems using advanced technology and procedures. Audiologists may work in a wide range of settings,including schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, private practice, skilled nursing facilities, government health facilities, community clinics, geriatric facilities, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), public health departments, research laboratories, or industrial corporations. $65,600 A graduate degree is necessary to practice as an audiologist in all states. A doctoral degree (AuD, ScD, PhD) is required for work in some settings. A clinical doctoral degree is required as the minimum educational requirement for new clinicians beginning in 2012. Doctoral Degree
Speech-language pathologists Speech-language pathologists diagnose and treat communication and swallowing disorders in patients. Speech-language pathologists may work in a wide range of settings, including schools, universities, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics, geriatric facilities, home health care services, and public health departments, or in private practice. $70,133 Full-time study typically takes 2 years (including summers) to complete a master’s degree program in speech-language pathology. Graduate education in speech-language pathology requires a combination of academic and clinical course work as well as clinical internships. Master’s degree