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Speech Language Pathologist Work Conditions

Speech-language pathologists held about 123,200 jobs in 2010. Almost half of all speech-language pathologists work in schools. Most others work in healthcare facilities. Some work in patientsí homes.

The following industries employed the majority of speech-language pathologists in 2010:

Elementary and secondary schools; state, local, and private 44%
Offices of physical, occupational and speech therapists, and audiologists 15%
Hospitals; state, local, and private 13%
Nursing care facilities 4%
Home health care services 3%

Most speech-language pathologists work full time. Those who work on a contract basis may spend a lot of time traveling between facilities.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition

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