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Careers for Speech-Language Sciences and Disorders PhD Program Graduates

Common job titles

  • Audiologist
  • Community health worker
  • Occupational therapist
  • Physical therapist
  • Private school administrator
  • Professor
  • Psychologist
  • Special education teacher
  • Speech and hearing therapist
  • Speech pathologist

Job outlook data

Medical scientists held around 108,000 jobs in 2014, the last year for which data are available. Employment of medical scientists is expected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024.

As the large baby boom population grows older, health conditions that cause speech or language impairments, such as strokes and hearing loss, will increase. Speech-language pathologists will be needed to treat the increased number of speech and language disorders in the older population.

Increased awareness of speech and language disorders, such as stuttering, in younger children should also lead to a need for more speech language pathologists who specialize in treating that age group. In addition, a large number of pathologists will be needed to work with children with autism to improve their ability to communicate and socialize effectively.

Where can I work with this major?

Employers of Speech-Language Sciences and Disorders degree holders include:

  • Research and development in the physical, engineering and life sciences
  • Colleges, universities and professional schools
  • Hospitals
  • Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing
  • Medical and diagnostic laboratories


» Get information about Adelphi’s Speech-Language Sciences and Disorders PhD Degree Program

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

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