oh and as for no info on salary i managed to find some jobs off google in like a second, try looking harder next time. http://www.baaudiology.org/Jobs.htm seems top salary is about 35 grand for a senior auduiolgist, and mto2 (entry level) is 16 grand. Looks a decent salary really. About the same as nurses and other mtos such as clinical physiologists.
you graduate with mto 3 = Band 5
Like i said before, you can't get the required information untill the 1st BSc students graduate. No one has graduated yet so the salaries are extremly vague. Also, i would like this guy to apply to UCL because it is such a fantastic place. I'm just saying don't take it for granted for missing grades because you will not get in at UCL for audiology if you miss the grades.
BAND 5 = When you graduate
BAND 6 = 1 year after providing you do the neccessary speciliasing
BAND 7 = With MSc
BAND 8 = With PHD
It takes 10 years+ to get to PHD from next year for you mate. So you'll be 28 when you get there but that's providing you work really hard! As the competition for such places are not immense, that's why all the audiology schools say it's such a great opportunity to move up the ladder quickly.
Hope that helps.
Yeh the experience is a bonus, but it is more about seeing if Audiology is for you. I think a lot of people dont realise what Audiology actually is and what job comes with it.
but was just trying to reassure even if you couldn't necessarily hang out in an audiology department or stalk audiologists then other healthcare experience/voluntary work might also be useful. especially if with elderly people, or perhaps people with disabilities & co-morbidities including deafness etc. to show a different aspect to audiology. although i imagine most audiologists would be pretty happy to have someone shadow them!
Nas - i know you have a master plan & everything - which is good.. but it might not be quite as easy as 'do phD now + up to next level!' post grad research generally seems quite gruelling..
As for the pay thing, yea u start on mto3 n stuff, but those are still the same salaries i quoted...off an official jobs website, from official job posts, the mto3 posts i think were about 20 grand-22 grand. I think as a phd you would do more research not an audiologists job, and so that wud be a completly different pay scale....anyways why is it always about the money! It should be about the job.
oh and ok if u wasnt tryin to put him off, just warning him yea, but it might be diff next yr, less ppl might meet there offers and they may lower boundarys. u never no, just my advice is take the risks, go for it, you will get there if you work hard!
Lol, its always about money, no one likes to work for peanuts unless they love the job soo much (have not come across no one who loves there work lol) But yeh i've thought of it, gonna try n get the work experience to see how it is(audiology), if am not feeling it, gonna stick with pharmacy, already have some work experience for it. Was gonna go for optometry but laser treatment is like 5-10 years away so the opticians would have a hard time then, a life of selling drugs to the community LOL o well will c how it pans out over the next couple of weeks
You can see how Audiology is growing. A year ago know one used to post about it, and now there are about 5 different people arguing about it!