Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Speech-Language Pathology: Not Just "The King's Speech"

Today, we're profiling Speech-Language Pathology as our Profession of the Week. Speech pathologists are hard-working, well-educated professionals who help people of all ages overcome speech, language, and swallowing disorders. This rewarding occupation is quite challenging to join, as the standards for becoming a speech-language pathologist (SLP) are very strict compared to many other licensed professions. Aspiring SLPs must possess a Master's degree or above, pass a difficult national exam, complete over half a year of clinical work, and be licensed by the state in which they wish to practice. Despite these challenges, speech pathology is a rapidly growing profession, estimated by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics to grow at a 19% rate over the 2012-2022 period, which is significantly faster than most other professions. SLPs are also paid quite well, making on average over $70,000 per year in salary. For more interesting facts & information about speech-language pathology, check out our awesome infographic below & keep looking to our blog & social media pages this week for more SLP content!



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