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Everything You Need To Know About Working as an SLP

Learn How to Break Into the Field of Speech-Language Pathology

If you’re interested in a career where you will be able to make a real difference in the lives of others, then becoming a speech-language pathologist (SLP) might be just the career for you. Not only do SLPs help their patients lead healthier, happier, and more fulfilled lives, but they also enjoy generous pay and career stability for their efforts.

In this career guide, we answer some of the most common questions that individuals have about working as a speech-language pathologist. This includes questions such as:

  • What does a speech-language pathologist do?
  • Where do they work?
  • How much money do they earn?
  • What is the process of becoming a speech-language pathologist?
  • And perhaps most importantly, how can you determine if it’s the right career for you?

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