Speech Language Pathologist
What Does A Speech Language Pathologist Do?
Speech-language pathologists diagnose, evaluate, and provide treatment for various communication disorders related to hearing, speech, and language.
How Do I Become A Speech Language Pathologist?
A master’s degree in speech-language pathology is generally required to do this work. A master’s degree typically takes about two-three years to earn after earning a four-year bachelor’s degree. Speech-language pathologists who work in schools in some areas may also be required to have a specific teaching certification.
What is the Average Salary For A Speech Language Pathologist?
High – 116,000
Median – 76,000
Low – 45,000
What Courses Should I Take To Become A Speech Language Pathologist?
- Science – As much as possible, including biology and psychology!
- Math – As much as possible!
- English – As much as possible!
What Is The Work Environment For A Speech Language Pathologist?
Speech-language pathologists work in schools, medical offices, clinics, and hospitals.
What Is The Future Outlook For A Speech Language Pathologist?
The job outlook for this position looks very good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist. There should be many openings in this field, largely because of the aging population.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada