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Speech-Language Pathologist

For Helpers and Healers

Assess and treat persons with speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders. May select alternative communication systems and teach their use. May perform research related to speech and language problems.

Contact Info

Center for Career Exploration and Success

45 Armstrong Center

550 E. Spring St.

Oxford, OH 45056


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Related Job Titles

Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist, Communication Specialist, Educational Speech-Language Clinician, Speech and Hearing Handicapped Teacher, Speech and Language Clinician, Speech and Language Specialist, Speech and Language Therapist, Speech Pathologist, Speech Therapist, Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)

Facts and Stats

Your career outlook is looking good – just like these stats.

O*NET Code: 29-1127.00

O*NET Summary
  • $79k Median wages (annual)


  • 14,000 Projected job openings


  • >11% Projected growth (much faster than average)


What you Need to Know

  • Psychology — Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Therapy and Counseling — Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.

Related Programs

Top Technology Requirements Included in Job Postings

  • Analytical or scientific software — Avaaz Innovations Computerized Speech Research Environment CSRE; Language analysis software; Signal analysis software; Speech analysis software
  • Document management software — Dropbox
  • Medical software — Biofeedback software; Bungalow Software Aphasia Tutor; KayPENTAX Nasometer; Micro Video Voice Speech Training System
  • Music or sound editing software — Adobe Systems Adobe Audition; Apple Logic Pro

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