Speech-Language Pathologists

Job Description

Speech pathologists assess, diagnose and treat disorders related to speech, fluency, language, cognitive-communication and voice. They work with people who have trouble producing speech sounds or who have speech rhythm and fluency problems, such as stuttering. The speech problems that they treat can be congenital, developmental or acquired due to a health problem or disorder.

Academic Requirements

Most speech pathologists have master’s degrees. Speech pathologists graduate from programs accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in order to later become licensed.

Speech-Language Pathologists
$40-60
Thousand
Average
Salary
High
Patient
Interaction
16.15%
Job
Growth
 
Low
Blood
Interaction
Master's Degree
Education
Required

Schools

Avila University

11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, 64145-9990

Missouri Western State University

4525 Downs Drive
St. Joseph, 64507
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