Careers for Communication Sciences and Disorders Bachelor’s Program Graduates

Common job titles

  • Audiologist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Physical therapist
  • Psychologist
  • Recreational therapist
  • Speech therapist
  • Speech-language pathologist

Job outlook data

Speech-language pathologists held around 135,000 jobs in 2014, the last year for which data is available. Employment of speech-language pathologists is projected to grow 21 percent from 2014 to 2024.

As the large baby boom population grows older, speech-language pathologists will be needed to treat the increased number of speech and language impairments that result from stroke or hearing loss.

Where can I work with this major?

The largest employers of speech-language pathologists are:

  • Educational services
  • Offices of physical, occupational and speech therapists, and audiologists
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing and residential care facilities
  • Social assistance

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Speech-Language Pathologists.

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