Tennessee Speech and Language Therapy License Board

The job outlook for speech-language pathologists in the United States is bright, with significant growth expected in the coming years. As a skilled SLP, you can work anywhere in the country as long as you have a license in the state where you want to practice. This guide introduces you to opportunities to work as a speech-language pathologist in the vibrant state of Tennessee.

To help you plan the next step of your career, we've gathered information about SLP licensure, compensation, job opportunities and cost of living in Tennessee. You can contact our staffing specialists with any questions about obtaining your licensure or starting your job search.


How to Get Your Tennessee Speech and Language Therapy License

Speech-language pathologists are licensed by Tennessee's Board of Communication Disorders and Sciences. It usually takes four to six weeks to process applications. SLPs in Tennessee earn an average annual salary that's less than the national mean for the occupation, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Tennessee's cost of living is 12.4% cheaper than the national average for expenses such as food, shelter and transportation. This makes it a great destination for those seeking an affordable lifestyle.

Steeped in natural beauty, there's much to love about Tennessee, from the splendor of the Smoky Mountains to stunning Rutledge Falls. Find a job in Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga or a smaller community and enjoy rich musical traditions, a dynamic cultural energy and epic food adventures. Explore our database of jobs to see where you could soon be working.


How long does it take to receive your speech and language therapy license in Tennessee?

It typically takes between four and six weeks to receive your speech and language therapy license in Tennessee. This is average compared to other speech and language therapy licenses across the United States.

Tennessee speech and language therapy contact information

Helpful Links

Board of Communication Disorders and Sciences
665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243

Email: unit1hrb.health@tn.gov
Phone: (615) 741-5735
Fax: N/A

Tennessee Speech and Language Therapy Salary Information

Being an allied traveler, especially with Med Travelers, comes with a lot of amazing benefits. Travel SLP positions tend to pay better than permanent ones. The annual mean wage for speech-language pathologists in Tennessee, for example, is $75,320. Travel assignments pay an average of 20% more than staff positions because of the need to cover staffing gaps. You also receive housing, health benefits, life insurance and a retirement plan, helping make a travel career a stable job option.

Pursue a travel SLP career and work in a variety of destinations and practice settings. Our recruiting, licensure and housing experts support you through each stage of your journey. Browse through some of the travel SLP jobs seeking qualified professionals and send your resume to Med Travelers today.

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