During my freshman year in college, I was uncertain what I wanted to do as a career for the rest of my life. Job shadowing became my source for giving different occupations a “test run,” and what ultimately led me to want to become a Speech-language pathologist (SLP). The flexibility, variety and stability speech-language pathology offers drew me in to this unique field of study. Speech-language pathologists are licensed professionals who diagnose and treat communication and swallowing disorders in their patients from a variety of different work settings. Whether in a nursing home, hospital, school or clinic, SLPs are needed. It is a profession that allows you to work with individuals one-on-one or in small group settings. SLPs are able to use their skills to help others communicate with and live in the world around them more effectively. Check out the facts below to learn more about this field!
Work Settings: Healthcare Facilities, Schools, Clinics