Hi, I've recently graduated with my BS (human development) and I'm interested in applying to AuD programs. I would like to know what a typical day is like for an Audiologist. I've also read that the profession is dependent on technology... I'm not the best with computers so I'm wondering if it would be very difficult for me..I'm in my early 20's and I can use social media, PowerPoint, Excel, etc, but if something stops working, I don't know how to fix it and it's very frustrating for me. How technical is the job? If the computer is not working, will someone help you, or are you expected to fix it? I spent years thinking I would become a PA, but I'm having a hard time finding healthcare experience (I was possibly thinking of specializing in psychiatry, since I have a strong interest in mental health). For healthcare experience, I tried to complete CNA and phlebotomy programs, and both ended badly and I didn't end up with certification. I'm a bit socially anxious and didn't realize how uncomfortable I would be touching people. I'm thinking that audiology might be less stressful for me (and wouldn't have to touch people quite as much?)... but I haven't shadowed anyone yet so I don't know. The PAs and audiologists I have reached out to have never replied to my request for shadowing. It is making me feel very hopeless because I feel lost and worthless not knowing what I want to do. I enjoy helping people and I'm good at one-on-one interactions, but I am not as outgoing as most of other medical students I have met. I'm also very sensitive, and have been told by some medical professionals that you need to have a very thick skin... (but I've been in food service and have taken verbal abuse from people and did alright..I'm good at smiling and being nice even when they're insulting me, but I might cry later, haha). I've also read a lot of concerns over salary, and that's another reason why I might be safer with the PA profession. However, I also read that audiologists work less hours and are not on call like PAs, so that may be better since I would like to have a more relaxed schedule when I have a family. Any tips are greatly appreciated!! Thank you I'm so lost!!