DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists
Occupational Description:Assess and treat persons with speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders. May select alternative communication systems and teach their use. May perform research related to speech and language problems.
|Geography||Employment||Emp SE*||Mean||Mean SE*||10th||25th||Median||75th||90th|
|EDR 7W- Central||190||51||$37.05/hr||$3.55/hr||$25.55/hr||$30.44/hr||$34.68/hr||$46.18/hr||$54.89/hr|
|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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Tasks for Speech-Language Pathologists
- Administers hearing or speech/language evaluations, tests, or examinations to patients to collect information on type and degree of impairment.
- Records and maintains reports of speech or hearing research or treatments.
- Advises educators or other medical staff on speech or hearing topics.
- Participates in conferences or training to update or share knowledge of new hearing or speech disorder treatment methods or technology.
- Refers clients to additional medical or educational services if needed.
- Counsels and instructs clients in techniques to improve speech or hearing impairment, including sign language or lip-reading.
- Evaluates hearing and speech/language test results and medical or background information to determine hearing or speech impairment and treatment.
- Conducts or directs research and reports findings on speech or hearing topics to develop procedures, technology, or treatments.