As an aspiring SLP, is it possible to simultaneously work as a medical SLP and a school-based SLP, or would it be more beneficial to do one before the other?
Hi! I’m very interested in working with those with special needs, though I’m also interested in working in a medical setting where I will be able to learn from other healthcare professionals while I work (hence my interest in both school-based and medical speech-language pathology). I was wondering if anyone has any advice on whether or not it’s possible to work in both settings at the same time? If not, would it be easier to switch from a medical SLP to a school-based one or vice versa? Thank you! #july20 #slp #speechpathology #healthcare
For many years, I did both! It’s easiest if you have a school position and then you can do PRN (as needed) in a hospital or nursing home setting either after school or on weekends. I would also fill in over the summer for SLPs vacations or when they called off. The great thing is the pay for PRN is great!!