Hearing Aid Specialists (29-2092)

Occupation description:  Select and fit hearing aids for customers. Administer and interpret tests of hearing. Assess hearing instrument efficacy. Take ear impressions and prepare, design, and modify ear molds. Excludes Audiologists (29-1181).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska n/an/an/a n/an/an/a
United States 6,8008,200 19.5200 200530

Job outlook

  • Alaska: The job outlook for Alaska is not available.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 27.4213.9719.07 26.3833.7242.75
Alaska 27.0710.6913.43 28.3336.0743.67

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
160 0.037.5 37.5
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation6
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation5
UI claimants previously working in occupation2
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 4
Number of job position postings 5
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.8

Alaska Licensing Information

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training