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what are some job opportunities as a speech pathologist?

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Charlotte’s Answer

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As indicated in the other answers previously entered, there are many different job opportunities in various work settings for speech-language pathologists (SLPs). You will need to think of your work preferences with respect to factors regarding patients/clients/students (i.e., age, type/s of speech/language/communication or feeding/swallowing disorder, etc), places where you want to work (i.e., public/private/other schools, inpatient and outpatient medical settings, skilled nursing centers and nursing homes, freestanding speech-language and hearing centers, corporate SLP locations, etc.), and how a job matches your interests and schedule preferences. There is a very wide range of work opportunities for SLPs. It is a profession that has work opportunities that can allow for flexibility in schedules and locations. Prior to going to graduate school, many potential SLPs will arrange to do some observation hours at one or more SLP work locations to learn the pros and cons of work opportunities in various settings. During graduate school, there will be practicum hours to learn clinical skills in various settings and to determine what post-graduate work opportunities might be of interest . It can also be helpful to go to the website of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA: www.asha.org) and look for the information for potential students. There is written and video information to review.
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Rachel’s Answer

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Speech Language Pathologists can find jobs in many different fields from pediatric to geriatric. You could work with students in school from pre-school to high school. You could also work in Early Intervention with babies from 0-3. You could work in a hospital with all age ranges. You could work in an assisted living residence for adults who may have had strokes. You could also work in a rehabilitation center. Additionally, you can work with all different kinds of people from neuro-typical children who are working on producing their "r" to adults who have had a stroke. You can also work with children and adults with autism. Speech Language Pathologists can work with a wide range of people and a wide selection of places.
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David’s Answer

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I’m not quite sure what you mean by this. Are you looking for help on finding a job or are you wondering what type of settings SLPs can work in? I can’t help you find a job but I can tell you the following:
SLPs can work in many settings. Schools are a major part of SLP employment as SLPs are needed from early intervention (very young children) through high school. SLPs work in private practice in the case that someone wants pursue treatment. SLPs can work in multiple medical settings from assisted living facilities, long term care, skilled nursing (rehab), LTACHs (lower level hospitals; think Madonna Rehab Hospital), and full scale hospitals. Hope this answers your question.
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Alexa’s Answer

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SLPs can work in a variety of settings with a variety of populations. It only depends on what you want your focus to be as a clinician.

There are opportunities in the schools, inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab, ENT clinics, VA hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health, etc. The list goes on. And you can work with any age range from infancy up to end of life care. If you would like more information about the profession I would recommend going to asha.org to get more insight into this field.
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