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Speech-Language Pathologist
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesSpeech-language pathologists, sometimes called speech therapists, assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent speech, language, cognitive, communication, voice, swallowing, fluency, and other related disorders.

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median Income$62,900 per year in 2008

Work Context & ConditionsSpeech-language pathologists usually work at a desk or table in clean comfortable surroundings.

Minimum Education RequirementsMaster's Degree

SkillsSocial Perceptiveness, Learning Strategies, Monitoring, Critical Thinking, Instructing, Active Listening, Writing, Service Orientation, Time Management, Active Learning, Coordination, Reading Comprehension, Speaking

AbilitiesOral Expression, Speech Recognition, Deductive Reasoning, Problem Sensitivity, Flexibility of Closure, Originality, Written Comprehension, Selective Attention, Near Vision, Speech Clarity, Inductive Reasoning, Written Expression, Oral Comprehension, Auditory Attention, Hearing Sensitivity

InterviewsChristy Ludlow