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Speech Language Pathologist Job


Healthcare and rehabilitation facilities are increasing day by day and along with it, the demand for speech language pathologists is also on the increase. If you are enthusiastic, motivated, trustworthy, and enjoy working in a healthcare environment, then speech language pathologist jobs are the right choice. Speech- language pathology jobs are challenging since the professionals have to identify and develop the most efficient communication plans catering to each individual. These therapists not only deal with individuals having communication problems, but also with people suffering from oral motor problems causing eating and swallowing difficulties.

Speech language pathologists utilize different instruments to diagnose the nature and the extent of impairment and to record and analyze speech, language and swallowing irregularities. The person who is taking up this career must be dedicated to his work and must aim at helping a number of children and adults who have a difficult time interacting with the world around them.

There are many recruiting agencies that offer abundant positions in this field. The scope of the speech language pathologist job is not limited to developing treatment plans and providing trainings. An experienced medical professional can practice in the provision of the full scope of therapy services. A veteran speech therapist conducts several researches on how people can effectively communicate and uses different techniques for diagnosing and treating speech problems. These jobs are not physically demanding since these therapists usually work at a desk in a comfortable environment.

Most of these jobs require a Master's degree from an accredited institution. A study program in communication technologies, rehabilitation therapies and audiology will be an added advantage to obtain a good position in the field. A graduation from an accredited institution alone will not help you become a medical professional; you have to obtain a license to practice in the state. The salary for these jobs varies depending upon a number of factors like years of experience, position, qualification, practice and location. Advanced training and years of experience is an added advantage to earn an attractive salary. Additional benefits include:

o Excellent medical, dental and vision insurance

o Long term and short term disability coverage

o Professional liability insurance

o Life insurance

o Company paid corporate housing

o Tax-free money