Slp, speech-language pathology, and facility aren't the only skills speech language pathologists have. In fact, there's a whole list of personality traits that are commonly seen among them, including:
Now that you have the skills necessary to secure a career in your dream job, we've taken it a step further to figure out what type of education might be necessary or helpful. The results showed that 9.8% of speech language pathologists have graduated with a bachelor's degree. What's more is that 86.2% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While it may be true that most speech language pathologists have a college degree, you may find it 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 ten speech language pathologists were not college graduates.
Those speech language pathologists who do attend college, typically earn either a speech-language pathology degree or a communication disorders sciences degree. Less commonly earned degrees for speech language pathologists include a special education degree or a physiology and anatomy degree.
Now that you have your degree, you're ready to become a speech language pathologist. So where do you start applying? According to our research, speech language pathologists are mostly hired by Healthpro, Genesis HealthCare, and The Stepping Stones Group. Now is a good time to apply as Healthpro has 804 speech language pathologists job openings, and there are 554 at Genesis HealthCare and 538 at The Stepping Stones Group.
If you're in it for the money, you'll want to apply for positions at DotCom Therapy, Santa Clara County Federal Credit Union, and Massachusetts General Hospital as that's where speech language pathologists seem to make the most money. Let's take a closer look. At DotCom Therapy, the average speech language pathologist salary is $92,257. Whereas at Santa Clara County Federal Credit Union, speech language pathologists earn roughly $91,859. And at Massachusetts General Hospital, they make an average salary of $91,027. Before you get too excited over those salary numbers, you should make sure that securing a job at these companies is doable. For example, while DotCom Therapy has 4 job listings for speech language pathologists, Santa Clara County Federal Credit Union and Massachusetts General Hospital have 0 and 2 job listings respectively.
Salaries aside, the most respected speech language pathologists are working at RehabCare Group East, Private Practice, and Aegis. By assessing which schools speech language pathologists mainly earn their degrees, and comparing that with the companies that have hired a significant number of speech language pathologists from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, we're able to determine the most prestigious companies.