2012 job outlook for SLPs

2012 Job Outlook for Speech Language Pathologists

by Ben Beckstrom on March 7, 2012

To borrow a line from Timbuk 3, for speech language pathologists, the future’s so bright, gotta wear shades. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field is expected to grow faster than average compared to most professions. Average job growth is an increase of 7% to 13%. SLP jobs are expected to grow at an impressive 19% by 2018, and it doesn’t get much better than that, especially in this economy. Expressed in numbers, there will be 22,000 new jobs for speech language pathologists over the next few years.

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