Speech Language Pathology Jobs
When you become a Soliant speech-language pathologist, you’ll be able to choose from a wide-range of job locations around the country.
As a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP), you help a variety of patients communicate better. It takes patience, determination and a passion to achieve results over time. With qualities like that, Soliant thinks you shouldn’t have to work hard to achieve your personal goals. So we work on your behalf to find the speech-language pathologist job of your dreams. Because we’re one of the largest placement companies in the medical field, we have a lot of speech-language pathologist jobs to choose from across the country.
Speech-Language Pathology Duties
A speech-language pathologist is also known as a speech-language therapist, and will be responsible for diagnosing, treating, evaluating and observing various types of cognitive and communication disorders. A typical day in the life of a speech-language pathologist includes working with patients of all ages who have voice and swallowing disorders. The speech-language pathology professional can work either in a family clinic setting, a hospital, a school, or a privately-owned therapy office. A speech-language pathologist will help to specifically improve communication issues such as structural language impairments, voice difficulties, cognitive issues, social communication struggles and word-finding difficulties. Duties will include client-based therapy and hands-on attention when needed.
Speech-Language Pathology Education Requirements
The career path of a speech-language pathologist requires a Master’s degree in order to be considered for a position at a hospital, clinic, or school. It is advised that the potential speech-language pathologist obtain a Master’s degree in speech therapy or a similar field, as daily duties include the use of medical as well as psychological practices. There may also be credentialing requirements for this job position, as the ASHA offers a credential program for speech-language pathologists. The prospective speech-language pathologist must be able to display strong critical thinking skills, the ability to speak and listen directly, good writing skills and an overall knack for compassion and patience. Some positions will also require that the speech-language pathology expert is knowledgeable in Microsoft Excel, Avaaz Innovations Interactive Voice Analysis System, language analysis software, medical software and other pieces of technology that may be important for the job.
Speech-Language Pathology Job Market
The average annual salary for a speech-language pathologist with a Master’s degree is on the rise. There is a potential to earn much more, depending on the individual’s experience, years of practice and location of application. According to the Bureau of Statistics, there is growth potential for the field of speech-language pathology. This makes it an opportune time for those in medical school to consider speech-language pathology as a specialty area.