Speech Language Pathologist Salary Info & Jobs

Speech-language pathologist jobs are among the most in-demand in the healthcare industry, and Med Travelers offers a wide variety of speech therapy job opportunities in leading facilities throughout the United States.

For those new to travel health employment — and even for those who aren’t — the travel opportunities offered by Med Travelers are a great way to boost (or begin) your career in speech therapy and speech-language pathology (SLP). Throughout the U.S., many healthcare facilities actively seek out travel clinicians to help meet staffing needs during times of turnover or increased admittance. Med Travelers is proud to have exclusive partnerships with many of these facilities, meaning you get a wider range of speech therapy job opportunities in more locations. And the benefits, insurance, and pay offered by Med Travelers aren’t just as robust as for permanent employment — they’re often significantly greater.

Ready to get started with your next speech-language pathologist job opportunity? Browse the information below for details on SLP salary rates, job description, and more, or search SLP jobs available from Med Travelers now.

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Speech pathologist job responsibilities include the identification and treatment of communication problems in patients of all ages, particularly language, articulation, fluency, or resonance disorders. Working in a wide variety of settings that include schools, hospitals and private settings, SLPs work to improve speech and language skills through cognitive therapies and vocal exercises. Unlike many allied and clinical roles, speech pathologist jobs rarely involve physical burdens, although patients’ treatment needs may be emotionally demanding.
All speech-language pathologist jobs, including temporary and travel positions offered by Med Travelers, require a master’s degree at minimum, or completion of an equivalent education program in speech-language pathology. Speech therapy job seekers must also meet all clinical experience requirements and obtain proper certification (CCC-SLP); additional specializations are also beneficial for those seeking to secure employment in speech therapy.

Speech pathologist salary rates vary widely; according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average speech pathologist salary ranges from $33 to $35 per hour, or about $72,000 annually, with the potential to increase if the candidate possesses advanced specialization and/or experience. Job setting also impacts salary; Med Travelers offers speech pathologist job opportunities in a wide variety of treatment facilities.

Med Travelers also offers traveling speech-language pathologists full benefits, including free housing, job-related travel reimbursement, assistance acquiring licenses, free liability insurance, and comprehensive health, vision, and dental insurance. We also offer the option of retaining 30-day insurance coverage between assignments.

All salary estimates are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics at http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm. Retrieved Nov. 20, 2012.

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