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Do you guys suggest a school that would be good for this job?

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Mary Jane’s Answer

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's EdFind website lists schools that have programs in communication sciences and disorders: https://find.asha.org/ed/sort=relevancy. They also have a page for students to help you plan your education and training: https://www.asha.org/students/

All of the accredited programs listed on the ASHA site will give you solid training. What makes a school "good" is going to depend on what you are looking for. Close to home, the University of Iowa would offer in-state tuition and lots of opportunities to observe therapists in the medical center, but it's a really large school, which can make some students feel lost in the crowd. Truman State University just over the border in northeast Missouri has a great program. Their campus is smaller so students get to know their faculty well and Truman is always ranked as one of the best value schools in the midwest because they have great financial aid. They have a speech clinic on campus, so students get good experience despite being smaller than a big university program. Think about what kind of school you'd like to attend, how far from home you'd like to be, and then research the opportunities for undergrads in Communication Science and Disorders on the different campuses. You will likely need a Master's degree to practice so you will also want to research how many students in each program go on to graduate school or practice in the field.

Good luck! It's a great field with a lot of opportunities!
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Kei’s Answer

Hi Allison!

I am very happy with your choice. We do not have a lot of Speech Therapists all over the world and this line of job helps a lot of people. I hope you can find the right universities offering Speech Pathology courses.

Take Care!
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Miko’s Answer

Hi Allison! Great career choice and so needed in our elementary schools. I attached a link below that outlines some of the colleges/universities in the Iowa area that focuses on Speech Pathology. I also included some helpful information on salaries as well. I hope this helps with your search in becoming a speech therapist. Good Luck!

https://www.universities.com/find/iowa/best/speech-language-pathology-pathologist-degrees

https://www.speechpathologygraduateprograms.org/iowa/iowa-salary/
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