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Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists  (NOC 3141)

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Career Description
Audiologists and speech-language pathologists diagnose, evaluate and treat human communication disorders including hearing, speech, language and voice disorders.

Duties May Include
Audiologists perform some or all of the following duties:

Administer audiometric tests and examinations to diagnose and evaluate the degree and type of patients' hearing impairment;

Plan and implement habilitation/rehabilitation programs for patients, including selection, fitting and adjustment of hearing aid devices, teaching speech (lip) reading and providing counselling;

Establish personalized care plans working as a member of an interdisciplinary team;

Conduct research related to hearing;

May instruct students and other health care personnel.

Speech-language pathologists perform some or all of the following duties:

Administer tests and examinations and observe patients to diagnose and evaluate speech, voice, resonance, language, cognitivelinguistic and swallowing disorders;

Plan and implement remedial programs to correct speech, language and voice disorders;

Establish group and personalized care plans working as a member of an interdisciplinary team;

Conduct research on speech and other communication disorders and on the development and design of diagnostic procedures and devices;

May instruct students and other health care personnel.

Examples of Titles
Audiologist
Certified Audiologist
Clinical Pathologist, Speech-Language
Educational Audiologist
Language Pathologist
Occupational Therapist
Research Audiologist
Speech and Hearing Clinician
Speech Therapist
Speech-Language Pathologist

Sources
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code found next to the name of the career is a 4-digit code that classifies occupations by different skill types and skill levels.

The information on careers is adapted from Canadian Occupational Projection System, a project by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, which uses annual data to analyze trends in labour.

Canadian Occupational Projection System, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2011.
JobFutures, Labour Force Survey, 2006.
National Occupational Classification, Human Resources Skills and Development Canada, 2006.
Working in Canada, Labour Force Survey, 2009.

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