Hearing Instrument Specialist

Career Opportunities

Test Results

Nationally, job placement opportunities for this program's graduates are excellent. This field lacks a source of formally educated and trained professionals in the field of “hearing instrument specialist technologies”. Currently, only two programs offer a college degree in hearing instrument sciences in the State of Washington. These programs have been developed with the guidance of a cooperative government and industry published skills standards study.

This field’s need for our students is considered to be statistically high both in the state of Washington and throughout the nation. The continued growth in an ever-increasing aging population suggests an increasing need for hearing health care professionals well into the future. Graduates of this program can expect that employment opportunities will be readily available to them, though relocation will be necessary. National multi-cultural employment/population trends also speak well of all students’ employment opportunities regardless of race, ethnicity or gender.

While Washington State’s licensing requirements are among the nation's most rigorous, additional education requirements may be required outside of Washington. For this reason, students are encouraged to contact the state certification/licensure boards in the state where they are seeking employment for additional requirements.