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Speech Language Pathologist
Speech Language Pathologist

Speech Language Pathology is commonly thought to be the area of medical science that deals only with people who have problem with communication or are unable to properly enunciate words and sentences. But it is a common misconception Speech Language Pathologist or SLP performs a vast array of task. Being a speech language pathologist is one of the most rewarding career paths.
According to The American Speech Language and Hearing Association or ASHA, the job prospects of a potential Speech Language Pathologist includes:

  • Speech disorders
  • Language disorders
  • Social communication disorders
  • Cognitive- communication disorders
  • Swallowing disorders

Apart from this primary functions, a SLP also assists does who need aural rehabilitation and they also help to enable the Augmentative and Alternative Communication System (AAC) for those who suffer from Autism Spectrum disorder or any kind of progressive neurological disorder.
What to expect in SLP jobs?
If you are applying for SLP jobs, then as potential candidate you should be aware that it is an interdisciplinary field wherein you have to work in collaboration with occupational therapist, physical therapist, social workers, psychologists, and others.
In SLP jobs, you would be required to undertake the following duties:

  •  Develop, recommend, and implement treatment plans after thorough evaluation of the patient.
  • Monitor the progress of the patient
  • Maintaining proper record of the prognosis
  • Educating the patient and their care-giver or family members about the various communication techniques and strategies for leading a better life with speech disorder.

There are huge vacancies in SLP jobs, as the demand always surpasses the number of potential candidates. SLPs are employed in hospitals, senior care homes, private clinics, and educational institutes like schools, colleges, and universities.
SLP jobs are highly rewarding. They have the second highest salary in all of USA. An average SLP can earn anywhere around $90,000, while highly experienced SLPs are known to earn close to $110,000. Those who work on hourly basis can earn $50-$60 per hour. 
Educational requirements to become a speech language pathologist
To land the best SLP jobs, you need to match the educational qualifications required. Speech language pathologist needs to minimum have a Masters degree in Communication Sciences and Disorder. Though, sometimes certain employers seek a doctorate degree too. Before pursuing a course make sure it has accreditation from the Council of Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology (CAA).
After completing your education and undergoing supervised clinical exposure, need to appear for licensing from the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology (CCC- SLP). 
Apart from this, a SLP should possess the following skills:

  • Compassion
  • Patience
  • Working knowledge of various medical software
  • Critical thinking

UHC Staffing has the experience for landing you the perfect job
UHC Staffing is a name that is trusted by employers and patients alike for providing only the best in class associates, who can contribute in a significant and positive manner. We hire only the most qualified and experienced individuals who are committed to excellence in patient care. 
Potential candidates trust us for negotiating the most rewarding pay package for them and providing thorough guidance in furthering their ambition and creating scope for growth. 

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