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Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Medical SLP?

No matter which path you choose in Speech Language Pathology, a job as an SLP can be a very rewarding experience.  Many choose to work in the school system.  Many SLPs find that it is rewarding working with children on areas such as articulation and the many facets of language.

Another career path can be as a medical SLP.   Many times, SLPs choose to work in a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF), hospital, home health or an outpatient clinic.

                              

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Can You Learn from a Podcast?

                         

In today’s world, we are learning most of our information through the internet.  Google, Wikipedia and Facebook have become a source for much of our information.  We use blogs and social media outlets to share information, new courses and journal articles.

So many people are turning to podcasts for information.  It’s a convenient, easy-listening way to share information.  With bluetooth and devices such as the Amazon Echo listening while at home is easy as ever.  If you have long commutes to work or if you’re like me and spend most of the day in your car, you can easily listen to an episode or 2 while driving.

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Specializing in Speech Language Pathology

I know what you might be thinking.  You go to school for six years, earn your Masters degree and after you graduate, you STILL have to learn!

The field of Speech Language Pathology is quite broad.  We have to know so much about so many areas that most SLPs tend to specialize.  SLPs work in the areas of swallowing, language, motor speech, aphasia, cognition, reading, fluency and voice just to name a few.

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Graduate Programs in Speech Pathology

Graduate School Admissions

In order to obtain jobs with more responsibility and higher pay in this field, a master’s degree is definitely recommended. A master’s degree provides advanced training and research experience through subject-specific courses. You’ll learn how to work with patients suffering from a variety of communication disorders and impairments.

So if you’re thinking about earning a master’s degree, you’ve come to the right place. The information below outlines what to expect from a graduate program in speech pathology and how to choose a school that’s right for you!

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