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These professionals work alongside teachers, physicians, physical therapists, social workers, psychologists, and other healthcare and educational professionals. Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologist are in demand for full-time employment as well as part-time and per diem opportunities.
Speech-Language Pathology – A Master of Science degree in Speech-LanguagePathology (MS/SLP) is necessary to begin work in the profession. A Speech-Language Pathologist must also be certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and may be required to hold state licensure depending on the state in which one chooses to work.
Audiology – A Doctorate in Audiology (AuD) is necessary to begin a profession as an audiologist. Audiologists must also be certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association (AHSA) and/or the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). Like their SLP counterparts, it may be required to hold state licensure depending on the state in which one chooses to work.
The future outlook for both speech-language pathology and audiology is excellent. Click on the degree name to see the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.