Speech and Language Pathologists


Speech and language pathologists treat people with speech, voice and language disorders. They evaluate clients to determine the disorder. As they provide therapy, careful records are kept on the progress of clients. Speech and language pathologists teach a client's family how they can help too.

Working Conditions

Speech and language pathologists work standard hours. Some work part time.


The salary range for speech-language pathologists is generally from $35,000 to $55,000 a year. There are some who earn less and some who earn much more than that.

Helpful Skills and Subjects to Study

Patience, compassion and good listening skills are necessary for this career. Classes in English, mathematics, science, physics, speech communication and biology are all helpful.

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Education & Training

Most states require a master's degree or equivalent and a license to practice.job.

Job Outlook

There should be very good opportunities in this profession due to the aging population.

Sources for Additional Information

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
10801 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852