Speech Pathology

Average Salary: $66,047

Job Duties

  • Teach patients how to make sounds and improve their voices
  • Teach alternative communication methods, such as sign language, to patients with little or no speech capability
  • Work with patients to increase their ability to read and write correctly
  • Work with patients to develop and strengthen the muscles used to swallow
  • Counsel patients and families on how to cope with communication disorders

Why would a background in Psych be helpful??

A background in psych would be beneficial for a speech pathologist because you will be able to help your patients if you understand some of what they are going through or experiencing other than just their speech impediments.

Helpful Skills

"A career in Speech Pathology challenges you to use your intellect (the talents of your mind) in combination with your humanity (the gifts of your heart) to do meaningful works that feed your soul..." ~Megan Hodge