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Speech-Language Pathology Assistants

Overview

Speech-language pathology assistants assist speech-language pathologists in assessing and treating people with speech and language disorders. They identify the problem, use tests to further evaluate it, and establish objectives to improve clients' speech and language skills. Assistants work closely with pathologists to create and implement treatment plans for patients and document their progress. Speech-language pathology assistants may work for school systems, in private practice, and at clinics and other medical facilities. There are approximately 92,030 health care support workers employed in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Helpful

Scientific

Technical

Career Ladder
Senior Assistant, Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Speech-Language Pathology Apprentice

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