Some of the skills we found on speech therapist resumes included "treatment plans," "acute care," and "communication disorders." We have detailed the most important speech therapist responsibilities below.
We've found that 29.1% of speech therapists have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 62.2% earned their master's degrees before becoming a speech therapist. While it's true that most speech therapists have a college degree, it's generally impossible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every nine speech therapists did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those speech therapists who do attend college, typically earn either communication disorders sciences degrees or speech-language pathology degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for speech therapists include special education degrees or education degrees.
Once you're ready to become a speech therapist, you should explore the companies that typically hire speech therapists. According to speech therapist resumes that we searched through, speech therapists are hired the most by Life Care Centers of America, PruittHealth, and Tenet Healthcare. Currently, Life Care Centers of America has 98 speech therapist job openings, while there are 29 at PruittHealth and 29 at Tenet Healthcare.
Since salary is important to some speech therapists, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Cleveland Clinic, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. If you were to take a closer look at Cleveland Clinic, you'd find that the average speech therapist salary is $100,472. Then at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, speech therapists receive an average salary of $99,908, while the salary at NorthShore University HealthSystem is $99,417. Currently, Cleveland Clinic has 2 jobs listed for speech therapists. Additionally, Cancer Treatment Centers of America and NorthShore University HealthSystem only have 1 and 2 job openings.
We also looked into companies who hire speech therapists from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include RehabCare Group East, Private Practice, and Aegis.
The industries that speech therapists fulfill the most roles in are the health care and education industries. But the highest speech therapist annual salary is in the health care industry, averaging $65,144. In the finance industry they make $55,335 and average about $53,155 in the non profits industry. In conclusion, speech therapists who work in the health care industry earn a 23.0% higher salary than speech therapists in the education industry.