Speech Language Pathology

You may be a speech language pathologist or you may be studying speech language pathology or you may be interested in the field. No matter your reasons for being here, good for you!

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 some insight into the various settings where a speech therapist can work since I have worked in them all!

Why I chose speech pathology as a career?

I decided to switch 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 at the end of the day.

Great news....these wishes all came true!

Of course, 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 in the process of becoming a speech pathologist or looking for a job change, please read my thoughts and experiences from each setting below.

It just 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 you must haves when choosing a job.

Some things to consider:

  1. Option for part-time
  2. Weekend or evening hours
  3. Pay
  4. Work with adults
  5. Work with children
  6. Productivity rules
  7. Paperwork demands

Click on the links below for my pros and cons and add your own to the list!

Speech Language Pathology: Tips To Get Started

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Bridget is an ASHA certified, practicing speech language pathologist. She is passionate about providing parents with information on child speech and language development as well as provide functional, easy activities to do at home! Parents have the power to make a real difference. Follow Bridget at Facebook and Pinterest for more fun!

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