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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

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.

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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

Audiology

  • 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

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