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The Career Center

Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology

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Overview of major
Potential job titles 
Examples of internships
Possible career fields
Possible work settings
Important skills and abilities
Sample web resources
Print resources
Sample graduate programs pursued by Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology majors
Where they got hired: Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology, Class of 2014

Overview of major

Coursework addresses the anatomical structures and functions as well as the normal development of speech and hearing. Additionally, the disorders of speech, language, and hearing are addressed for both pediatric and adult populations. Many courses contain experiential components including service-learning, clinical observations, and field experience.


Potential job titles

  • Therapist
  • Audiologist
  • Instructional Aide
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Teacher’s Aide, Special Education
  • Voice Pathologist
  • Research Assistant
  • College Professor
  • Hearing Aid Bank Employee
  • Consultant
  • Sessions Assistant
  • Interpreter for the Hearing Impaired
  • Hearing Instrument Specialist
  • Learning Disability Teacher
  • ABA Therapist Assistant to Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Examples of internships

  • Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Loyola University Maryland
  • Baltimore County Public Schools
  • Loyola Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic
  • Columbia Speech and Language Center
  • Maryland School for the Blind
  • Guildford Elementary School
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital
  • Hackensack University Medical Center
  • The Ark
  • Hartford Hospital
  • The Children’s Guild
  • Jemicy School
  • Tench Tilghman Elementary School
  • Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • Villa Maria

Possible career fields

Speech-language pathology

  • Prevention
  • Screening
  • Assessment
  • Treatment
  • Follow-up
  • Administration
  • Supervision
  • Teaching
  • Research


  • Prevention
  • Screening
  • Assessment
  • Treatment
  • Follow-up
  • Administration
  • Supervision
  • Teaching
  • Research

Possible work settings

  • Schools
  • Colleges & universities
  • Hospitals
  • Private practice
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Speech, language & hearing centers
  • Home healthcare offices
  • Nursing homes
  • Residential facilities
  • Federal agencies
  • Health maintenance organizations
  • Private individual or group practice
  • Public health departments
  • Rehabilitation centers

Important skills and abilities

  • Communication
  • Interpersonal
  • Patience
  • Diagnostic
  • Organizational
  • Attention to detail
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Multi– tasking
  • Motivated & ambitious
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Collaborative

Sample web resources

Print resources

(All available in the Career Resource Library in The Career Center)

  • Opportunities in Gerontology and Aging Services Careers (SCI Category)
  • Non-Profits & Education Job Finder (NP Category)
  • Health Care Careers Directory 2008 - 2009 (Grad Section)
  • How to Write a Winning Personal Statement for Graduate and Professional School (Grad Section)
  • Graduate Admissions Essays (Grad Section)
  • 150 Best Jobs for a Better World (NP Section)
  • Graduate Programs in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (Grad Section)
  • Graduate Programs: Business, Education, Health, Information Studies, Law & Social Work (Grad Section)

Sample graduate programs pursued by Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology majors

  • MS, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
  • MA/MS, Communicative Disorders and Sciences
  • Doctor of Audiology

Where they got hired: Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology, Class of 2014

The Career Center at Loyola University Maryland conducts an annual follow-up survey with new Loyola graduates between six and nine months after Commencement to paint a comprehensive picture of the professional paths each class has chosen. Nearly 89 percent of the class of 2014 responded to the survey.

Here's a snapshot of where our 2014 speech-language pathology/audiology majors were hired or went on to graduate school:


AmeriCorps - Reading Instructor, Literacy AmeriCorps Member
Children's Specialized Hospital - Therapy Aide
Columbia University Medical Center - Research Assistant
Kennedy Krieger Institute - Program Aide, Leap Program
Morristown Regional Day School - Paraprofessional
North Forest Office Space - Leasing Associate/Project Manager
Pro Star and Star Sales & Marketing - Territory Manager
St. John's University - Research Assistant
Trellis Services, Inc. - Early Intervention Instructor (2)
YMCA - Counselor

Graduate/Professional Schools

Adelphi University - Masters
Catholic University of America - M.A.
College of Saint Rose - M.S., Speech-Language Pathology
Columbia University - M.S., Speech-Language Pathology
Kean University - M.A., Speech-Language Pathology (2)
LaSalle University - M.S., Speech-Language Pathology 
Lehman College - Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
Loyola University Maryland - M.S., Speech-Language Pathology (20), Master of Arts in Teaching
MASS General Hospital Institute of Health Professions - M.S., Speech-Language Pathology
Mercy College - Communication Disorders
Misericordia University - Speech Language Pathology
Montclair St. University - Speech Language Pathology
New York Medical College - M.S., Speech-Language Pathology (2)
Northeastern University - M.S., in Speech-Language Pathology
Purdue University - Speech-Language pathology
Queens College - M.A., Speech-Language Pathology
Salus University - Doctorate in Audiology
St. John's University - M.S., Speech-Language Pathology
University of Maryland - Speech-Language Pathology
University of New Hampshire - M.S., Speech-Language Pathology

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