Speech Language Pathology
If you are a speech-language pathologist, studying to become one, or have an interest in the field of speech language pathology, you are in the right place.
Speech therapy is a fantastic career choice and job outlook is great. If I had the choice, I wouldn't change a thing!
There are so many options of where and what population to work with but what is the best fit for you?
I hope to give insight into the various settings where a speech therapist can work since I have worked in them all!
Why I chose speech language pathology as a career?
I switched my major to speech pathology at the last moment in undergrad because I realized that helping people and making a difference in their lives while having a flexible schedule would be my ideal job! I wanted to feel good about my work.
Great news....these wishes all came true!
There have been some unforeseen drawbacks: paperwork, insurance, noncompliance from clients, licensing hassles, and MEETINGS!
If you are thinking about studying speech language pathology or are becoming a speech pathologist or looking for a job change, please read my thoughts and experiences from each setting below.
It may give you insight into what you are looking for.
Insider Scoop: Speech Language Pathology
I have worked in almost all settings during my husband’s PhD and postdoc. They all have been rewarding with a few drawbacks. My advice is to make a list of your must haves when choosing a job.
Some things to consider:
- Option for part-time
- Weekend or evening hours
- Work with adults
- Work with children
- Productivity rules
- Paperwork demands
Now, click on the links below to read about my pros and cons for each of the settings.
Speech Language Therapy Settings
Already a speech therapist? Need some materials or tips?
This website is FULL of information, activities, tips, and more! I have been practicing for over 12 years and I want to share what I have learned so far with you! There is always more to learn, so if you have any ideas to share or questions, please contact us!
To get started, explore the links below. You will find a little of everything!