Speech Language Hearing Overview
Careers in communication sciences and disorders ̶ audiologist, speech-language pathologist and speech, language and hearing scientist ̶ are extremely rewarding and the need for professionals is expected to grow over the coming decade. No wonder these professions offer so much potential and so many choices:
- Work settings include schools, hospitals, nursing homes, businesses, private practice, universities, research laboratories, corporations, industry and government agencies.
- Clients include infants, children, adolescents, adults and older people ̶ in other words, people of all ages.
Opportunities in research and higher education are expected to increase as baby boomers currently in these positions retire. Clinical opportunities will be even greater for those with bilingual and multicultural expertise.
By working in audiology, speech-language-pathology or the related sciences, you can help people not only address a specific disorder but meet their human potential.
- Learn more about pursuing a career in communication sciences and disorders (CSD).
- Order a career booklet and brochures that target careers in academia, health care and the schools.
- Talk to an audiologist or speech-language pathologist. Call the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association at 800-638-8255.
- Join the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association reviewed this overview.