Speech-Language Pathologist

Career Overview

Speech-language pathologists diagnose, evaluate, and provide treatment for various communication disorders related to hearing, speech, and language. Use the search box to find videos of Melita and Rachel to learn more about what speech-language pathologists do in different settings!


A master's degree in speech-language pathology is generally required to do this work. A master's degree typically takes about two-three years to earn after earning a four-year bachelor's degree. Speech-language pathologists who work in schools in some areas may also be required to have a specific teaching certification.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$45,000 /yr
$76,000 /yr
$116,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math - as much as possible!
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Science - as much as possible, including psychology!
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