Some of the skills we found on speech and language specialist resumes included "slp," "caseload," and "ieps." We have detailed the most important speech and language specialist responsibilities below.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a speech and language specialist. We found that 24.2% of speech and language specialists have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 65.8% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most speech and language specialists have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's impossible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every nine speech and language specialists were not college graduates.
Those speech and language specialists who do attend college, typically earn either speech-language pathology degrees or communication disorders sciences degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for speech and language specialists include special education degrees or physiology and anatomy degrees.
When you're ready to become a speech and language specialist, you might wonder which companies hire speech and language specialists. According to our research through speech and language specialist resumes, speech and language specialists are mostly hired by University of Illinois at Chicago, Anaheim Union High School District, and Ventura County Resource Management Agency. Now is a good time to apply as University of Illinois at Chicago has 3 speech and language specialists job openings, and there are 2 at Anaheim Union High School District and 2 at Ventura County Resource Management Agency.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, speech and language specialists tend to earn the biggest salaries at Bilinguals, Youth Consultation Service, and Ventura County Resource Management Agency. Take Bilinguals for example. The median speech and language specialist salary is $68,223. At Youth Consultation Service, speech and language specialists earn an average of $67,601, while the average at Ventura County Resource Management Agency is $61,493. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies. While Bilinguals has 0 job listings for speech and language specialists, Youth Consultation Service and Ventura County Resource Management Agency only have 1 and 0 job listings respectively.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a speech and language specialist include RehabCare Group East, Private Practice, and Aegis. These three companies were found to hire the most speech and language specialists from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
For the most part, speech and language specialists make their living in the education and non profits industries. Speech and language specialists tend to make the most in the professional industry with an average salary of $69,656. The speech and language specialist annual salary in the health care and non profits industries generally make $60,749 and $55,763 respectively. Additionally, speech and language specialists who work in the professional industry make 39.7% more than speech and language specialists in the education Industry.