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Looking for bliss? University professors have it

Professor teaching from the blackboard

Professor teaching from the blackboard. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

If you are looking for a career that offers zen-like tranquility, it may be time to pull out the sewing machine — or the drill press.

Well, tranquility may not necessarily be what you get with a drill press, but their operators reportedly have one of the lowest-stress jobs in the nation. Along with seamstresses and eight other occupations, drill press operators made the cut on the 2013 list of least stressful jobs, according to CareerCast.com. (more…)

Posted January 28, 2013 by

11 of the Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

Heather Dugan

Heather Dugan, Salary.com contributing writer

Everyone wants a little job security. But in these turbulent times filled with massive changes, how can any of us know if our careers are on solid ground?

Luckily, the Bureau of Labor Statistics crunched some numbers and came out with employment projections to the year 2020. So which jobs are the safest bets? The aging population of Baby Boomers put more than a few health care careers on this list, but check out other popular options amongst the fastest growing occupations of the future. (more…)

Posted November 04, 2008 by

Now Hear This! An Audiologist’s Salary Isn’t Half Bad.

There aren’t a whole lot of people who go into the field of audiology. In 2006, only 12,000 people held audiologist jobs. Of those, more than half worked in doctors’ offices or in the offices of other healthcare professionals. Very few owned private practices.
Audiologists help people who have ear problems like hearing difficulties or trouble with balance. Anyone interested in becoming an audiologist must have good communication skills, know how to confront problems objectively, be patient and compassionate.
Since audiologists aren’t physicians, they don’t require medical degrees to practice. A master’s degree and special certification are sufficient for anyone desiring to become an audiologist. Eight states require audiologists to have a Ph.D., and in 22 states and the District of Columbia, audiologists who dispense hearing aids must be licensed.
An audiologist’s salary is nothing to sneeze at. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of May 2008, the mean audiologist salary was $63,600 per year. A private practice audiologist’s salary is typically $150,000 per year.
Sources:
http://careerplanning.about.com/od/occupations/p/audiologist.htm
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_much_does_audiologist_earn
http://www.allalliedhealthschools.com/faqs/health-salaries.php