Employment for audiologists is expected to grow 10% from 2021 to 2031, which is faster than the average for all occupations. There will likely be an average of 800 job openings for audiologists each year between now and 2031. Some of these openings will be to replace clinicians who leave or retire, and others will be to fill positions at expanding (or new) practices.
The number of people with hearing loss is also increasing. It’s estimated that nearly 2.5 billion people will have some degree of hearing loss by 2050. However, there is a huge lack of audiologists worldwide.
As hearing clinics hire new audiologists and part-time/temporary staff, don’t underestimate the importance of proper training and onboarding, as 69% of employees are more likely to stay with a company for three years if they were onboarded properly. Additionally, organizations with an official onboarding process experience 50% greater new-hire productivity.
Training new audiologists and part-time staff benefits both the clinic and the individuals themselves. Done properly, training helps new team members get up-to-speed on all the clinic’s systems and equipment, which boosts efficiency and accuracy and allows new employees to provide exceptional customer care. At the same time, training helps each employee learn important new skills and proficiencies that will serve them well in their current and future positions.