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The audiologist is primarily responsible for helping Soldiers preserve an important communication tool: the ability to hear. Audiologists work with the most advanced technology and develop new skills that can enhance your career.

Job Duties

  • Performing hearing tests

  • Developing improved communication strategies

  • Evaluating protective devices

  • Developing hearing conservation programs


Active Duty

  • Requires a doctoral degree from an accredited program in audiology from a school acceptable to the OTSG. Candidates with a clinical doctoral degree (Au.D.) must have completed an accredited 1 year clinical audiology externship or be enrolled in the Army Audiology Externship Program (AEP).

  • Must be between 21 and 42 years of age

  • Must be a U.S. citizen


Job training for an audiologist includes completing an Basic Officer Leaders Course, which introduces you to the Army Health Care system, Army doctrine and basic Soldier/leader skills.

Helpful Skills:

  • Ability to make accurate, immediate decisions

  • Perform under stress

  • Apply critical technical and thinking skills

  • Tremendous concentration


In addition to your annual salary and the many privileges that come with being an officer on the U.S. Army health care team, you'll be rewarded with:

  • May receive pay for continuing education

  • Noncontributory retirement benefits with 20 years of qualifying service

  • Flexible, portable retirement savings and investment plan similar to a 401(k)

  • Board Certification Pay of $6,000 per year (prorated monthly)

  • Health Professional Student Loan Repayment of $20,000 per year up to a maximum of $60,000

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