Strong demand for audiologists
Chances of finding work as an audiologist are good because the number of graduates meets the demand caused by audiologists retiring or leaving.
Masters students have a good chance of finding work during their studies, but employment is not guaranteed.
According to the Census, 519 audiologists worked in New Zealand in 2018.
Audiologist and audiometrist both appear on Immigration New Zealand's Green List. This means the Government is actively encouraging skilled audiologists and audiometrists from overseas to work in New Zealand.
Health clinics and hospitals main employers
Most audiologists and audiometrists work for public and private audiology clinics or hospitals.
They may also work for:
- hearing-aid manufacturers
- universities, doing research and teaching
- education centres for people who are deaf or hearing-impaired
- the North Island or Southern Cochlear Implant programme
- government organisations, such as the Ministry of Health, doing consultancy work
- non-profit organisations such as the National Foundation for the Deaf.