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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 2,120 matching SLP jobs.

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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Pahrump, Nevada
ProTherapy Staffing
6 days ago
$2,700/wk
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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Orlando, Florida
Jackson Therapy Partners
6 days ago
Provide professional assessments, diagnosis and treatment plans for patients at state-of-the-art facilities across the U.S. while working to prevent communication and swallowing d ...
$2,480/wk
Travel Contract
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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Modesto, California
Jackson Therapy Partners
6 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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Speech Language Pathologist
Tolland, Connecticut
Jackson Therapy Partners
6 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
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
TotalMed Allied & Therapy Staffing
10 days ago
$2,430/wk
Travel Contract
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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Grand Junction, Colorado
ProTherapy Staffing
7 hours ago
$2,100/wk
Travel Contract
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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Salinas, California
ProTherapy Staffing
7 hours ago
$2,100/wk
Travel Contract
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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Juneau, Alaska
ProTherapy Staffing
7 hours ago
$2,081/wk
Travel Contract
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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Petaluma, California
Marvel Medical Staffing Therapy
5 hours ago
Location: Petaluma, CA Length: 13-weeks Start: 6/1/21 Setting: SNF
$2,070/wk
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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Ocala, Florida
ProTherapy Staffing
7 hours ago
$2,040/wk
Travel Contract
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Speech Language Pathologist
Milford, Delaware
Jackson Therapy Partners
8 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 ...
$2,010/wk
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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Knoxville, Iowa
ProTherapy Staffing
7 hours ago
$1,740/wk
Travel Contract
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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Capistrano Beach, California
ProTherapy Staffing
7 hours ago
$1,740/wk
Travel Contract
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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Savannah, Georgia
Jackson Therapy Partners
6 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
Travel Contract
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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Brookneal, Virginia
Jackson Therapy Partners
6 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
Travel Contract
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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Elberton, Georgia
Jackson Therapy Partners
6 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
Travel Contract
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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Monroe, Louisiana
Jackson Therapy Partners
4 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 ...
$1,670/wk
Travel Contract
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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Alvin, Texas
Jackson Therapy Partners
4 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 ...
$1,670/wk
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Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
TotalMed Allied & Therapy Staffing
4 hours ago
$1,560/wk
Travel Contract
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Speech Language Pathologist
Suwanee, Georgia
Therapy Staff EDU
5 hours ago
$1,470/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 (649), Club Staffing (649), and ProTherapy Staffing (212).

How Much Do SLP Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Friday, May 7th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Speech Language Pathologist is $1,762, but can pay up to $2,700 per week.

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  • min - $1,214
  • avg - $1,762
  • max - $2,700

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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$3,257/wk
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