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Speech language pathologists, also called SLPs, are therapists that evaluate, diagnose, and treat an array of speech, language, and cognitive communication issues, including swallowing disorders that can occur in both adults and children. As experts in communication, SLPs work with all types of patients, from adult stroke victims to children with developmental delays in a variety of health care, education, and research settings.

According to the Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, there’s a shortage of speech language pathologists, especially in schools, due to the aging population, growing rate of autism which often presents speech disorders, and limited openings in graduate programs.

Most speech language pathologists work in health care or educational settings with a majority working at schools. They also work in hospitals, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation centers and long-term residential health care facilities. Some may work in a private practice or work in the government sector.

Speech Language Pathologists at a glance

Scope of practice:

  • Evaluate, diagnose, and treat speech, language, cognitive communication, social (pragmatic) communication, literacy, and swallowing disorders in children and adults

  • Help aphasia patients find ways to communicate

  • Evaluate swallowing ability and prescribe appropriate diets

  • Train and education family members, caregivers, and other professionals

  • Collaborate with other care team members

  • Develop new treatment methods by conducting research

Travel Speech Language Pathologists are a top recruited specialty on Vivian with hundreds of SLP jobs available nationwide.

We currently have 2,148 matching SLP jobs.

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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Seaford, Delaware
Ardor Health Solutions
a day ago
Location: Seaford, DE Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Long Term Care/Skilled Nursing Facility - LTC/SNF to join our travel team in Seaford, DE! This is a full ti ...
$3,192/wk
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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Pahrump, Nevada
ProTherapy Staffing
18 days ago
$2,700/wk
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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Seaford, Delaware
Focus Staff
a day ago
$2,680/wk
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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Hollister, California
The Stepping Stones Group
7 days ago
SLP Clinical Fellows - Interview now with The Stepping Stones Group! Available CF eligible positions for the upcoming 21-22 school year in Hollister, CA!  Embarking on your CF Expe ...
$2,520/wk
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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Modesto, California
Jackson Therapy Partners
18 days ago
We’re hiring experienced speech language pathologists for school, hospital, outpatient and skilled nursing facilities with immediate openings. Minimum Qualifications: 1 year of e ...
$2,430/wk
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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Kāne‘Ohe, Hawaii
ProTherapy Staffing
8 hours ago
$2,310/wk
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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Rutherfordton, North Carolina
ProTherapy Staffing
8 hours ago
Split with Gateway
$2,190/wk
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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Lenoir, North Carolina
ProTherapy Staffing
8 hours ago
$2,100/wk
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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Anchorage, Alaska
The Stepping Stones Group
6 hours ago
SLP Clinical Fellows - Interview now with The Stepping Stones Group! Available CF eligible positions for the remaining 20-21 school year and the upcoming 21-22 school year in Ancho ...
$2,072/wk
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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Port Saint Joe, Florida
ProTherapy Staffing
8 hours ago
$2,010/wk
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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Fowler, California
Focus Staff
5 hours ago
$1,955/wk
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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Wabash, Indiana
ProTherapy Staffing
8 hours ago
$1,890/wk
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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Jourdanton, Texas
Ardor Health Solutions
6 hours ago
Location: JOURDANTON, TX Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Acute Care - Acute Care to join our travel team in JOURDANTON, TX! This is a full time travel contract p ...
$1,820/wk
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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
ProTherapy Staffing
8 hours ago
$1,770/wk
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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Lecanto, Florida
Ardor Health Solutions
7 hours ago
Location: LECANTO, FL Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Ardor Health is looking for a Speech Language Pathologist for a contract assignment in Lecanto, FL! ASAP S ...
$1,736/wk
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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
El Paso, Texas
Jackson Therapy Partners
7 hours ago
We’re hiring experienced speech language pathologists for school, hospital, outpatient and skilled nursing facilities with immediate openings. Minimum Qualifications: 1 year of e ...
$1,730/wk
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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Los Gatos, California
Jackson Therapy Partners
7 hours ago
We’re hiring experienced speech language pathologists for school, hospital, outpatient and skilled nursing facilities with immediate openings. Minimum Qualifications: 1 year of e ...
$1,730/wk
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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Fowler, California
Anders Group
5 hours ago
Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) Fowler, CA Start Date: 05/18/2021 Shift: Mon-Fri, Days Apply online or contact us ASAP for more information on this great opportunity! Ande ...
$1,686/wk
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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Los Gatos, California
Ardor Health Solutions
7 hours ago
Location: LOS GATOS, CA Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Ardor is looking for a SLP in Los Gatos, CA! Apply now or contact us for more informaiton
$1,680/wk
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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Pasco, Washington
TotalMed Allied & Therapy Staffing
5 hours ago
$1,657/wk
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What are the best agencies for SLP jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most SLP jobs are Med Travelers (636), Club Staffing (636), and Ardor Health Solutions (201).

How Much Do SLP Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Wednesday, May 19th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Speech Language Pathologist is $1,762, but can pay up to $3,192 per week.

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  • min - $1,232
  • avg - $1,762
  • max - $3,192

Where do SLPs work?

SLPs work in numerous health care, education, and research settings ranging from private practices to public programs. More than half of speech language pathologists work in education with the majority in preschool and K-12 settings and a smaller percentage working in colleges or universities where most research is funded.

Many SLPs also work in residential and nonresidential health care settings, including hospitals, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation centers, physicians’ offices, and long-term residential health care facilities. Because speech and language issues often present alongside other medical disorders, SLPs can expect to work in collaboration with many different care providers.

How to become a Speech Language Pathologist specialist?

At a minimum, speech language pathologists must earn a master’s degree in the field after earning a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences or a related field with required prerequisites to enter graduate school. They must also complete a postgraduate fellowship and most states require licensing. It’s advised to obtain a Certificate of Clinical Competence in the field of Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP).

What does a Speech Language Pathologist do?

Speech language pathologists help patients of all ages learn to communicate more effectively. Patients may present with physical impairments that obstruct their ability to make verbal sounds or they may struggle with more cognitive issues that impair their ability to interpret language and express themselves socially. SLPs diagnose and treat many different communication and swallowing disorders, often requiring individualized plans and lengthy rehabilitation.

Common roles and responsibilities of a speech language pathologist include:

  • Creating and implementing individualized treatment plans that address specific communication needs

  • Training, educating, and collaborating with family members, caregivers, and other care team members

  • Helping patients with expressive and language comprehension disorders like autism improve their verbal and nonverbal communication skills

  • Providing training to patients with fluency disorders, such as stuttering, to make speech clearer and more comfortable

  • Working with patients with dysphagia or swallowing disorders, to develop and strengthen muscles used to swallow

  • Helping patients with aphasia and other cognitive disorders to augment communication and improve memory, attention, and problem solving

  • Providing aural rehabilitation to hard of hearing or deaf patients

  • Helping patients improve their literacy skills, including reading, writing, and spelling

  • Engaging in research and supervising rehabilitation programs in clinical, school, and developmental settings.

What skills make a good Speech Language Pathologist?

SLPs must have comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of language and communication as well as proven therapeutic methods for rehabilitation. In addition to this expertise, many of the most desirable skills are soft skills.  Speech language pathologists need to advocate for patients who often struggle to advocate for themselves. Useful soft skills include:

  • Active listening

  • Creativity to provide innovative exercises to meet individual needs

  • Enthusiasm to motivate patients during challenging treatments and recoveries

  • Genuine compassion and empathy

  • Maturity and professionalism in all situations

  • Patience and persistence to effectively treat, rehabilitate and improve each patient’s quality of life

SLPs must also have a high degree of critical thinking, organizational, and time management skills. To effectively serve all patients, they must be adaptable, proactive, and willing to consult and collaborate with family members, caregivers, teachers, and other health care professionals. SLPs should also continually seek new learning opportunities to keep their knowledge and skills current.

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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Providence, Rhode Island
Anders Group
4 days ago
Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) Providence, RI Start Date: 01/23/2021 Shift: Mon-Fri, Days Apply online or contact us ASAP for more information on this great opportunity! ...
$1,488/wk
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Anders Group
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The Stepping Stones Group
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Anchorage, Alaska
The Stepping Stones Group
2 months ago
SLP Clinical Fellows - Interview now with The Stepping Stones Group! Available CF eligible positions for the remaining 20-21 school year and the upcoming 21-22 school year in Ancho ...
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Los Angeles, California
TotalMed Allied & Therapy Staffing
8 days ago
$1,695/wk
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Somerset, Kentucky
Anders Group
4 days ago
Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) Somerset, KY Start Date: 05/03/2021 Shift: Weekends, Days Apply online or contact us ASAP for more information on this great opportunity! A ...
$1,564/wk
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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Willows, California
Ardor Health Solutions
13 days ago
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$2,100/wk
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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Arlington, Massachusetts
ProTherapy Staffing
18 days ago
$1,950/wk
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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Arlington, Massachusetts
ProTherapy Staffing
18 days ago
$1,950/wk
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Anders Group
Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Rochester, New York
Anders Group
4 days ago
Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) Rochester, NY Start Date: 04/30/2021 Shift: days Apply online or contact us ASAP for more information on this great opportunity! Anders Gro ...
$1,562/wk
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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Salinas, California
Anders Group
4 days ago
Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) Salinas, CA Start Date: 05/06/2021 Shift: Days Apply online or contact us ASAP for more information on this great opportunity! Anders Group ...
$1,736/wk
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