Getting Started

10 Questions to Consider Before Taking Out Student Loans

Student loans can help you pay for the education required to pursue a career in communication sciences and disorders. But before taking out student loans, future audiologists and speech-language pathologists should ask themselves these questions to make sure they're setting themselves up for success.

Getting Started as an SLP in Schools

Working in schools can be a unique and rewarding career for a speech-language pathologist (SLP). By working in schools, SLPs gain a unique view of the role that communication plays in social interaction and students’ classroom performance.

A Closer Look at Serving as an Audiologist or SLP in Uniform

Serving as an audiologist or SLP in uniform allows you to serve your country, travel, and make an impact. Learn more about the opportunities available to serve as an audiologist or SLP in uniform from the clinical and rehabilitation therapist officers within the United States Public Health Service.

Future Job Outlook: Audiology

Audiologists are in increasingly high demand, as the U.S. population grows and ages. There are plenty of places for audiologists to work—over the next 10 years, nearly 2,200 new jobs will enter the market in a wide variety of settings, including schools and private practice.

Future Outlook: Speech-Language Pathology

Opportunities for speech-language pathologists will grow by 27% from 2018 to 2028—far outpacing the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. SLPs can work in a variety of areas, including early identification and diagnosis, schools, and private practice.

Future Job Outlook: Faculty in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Prospects are great for those looking for full-time faculty positions at communication sciences and disorder programs at universities across the country. Faculty in CSD can focus on research, teaching, and/or service. CSD programs report many faculty searches with positions remaining unfilled.