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Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

Employment Prospects


According to the U.S. Department of Labor, about 154,360 speech-language pathologists and 13,590 audiologists are employed in the United States. About 40 percent of speech-language pathologists are employed in elementary and secondary schools, while 29 percent of audiologists work in offices of physicians and other health care practitioners. Other professionals in this field work in state and local governments, hearing aid stores (audiologists), and scientific research facilities. A small but growing number of speech-language pathologists and audiologists are in private practice, generally working with patients referred to them by physicians and other health practitioners.

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