Speech pathology is a growing profession with an ever increasing number of graduates entering the workforce and making significant contributions to the community.
Working with the full range of human communication, speech-language pathologists (SLPs) evaluate and diagnose speech, language, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders and treat such disorders in individuals of all ages, from infants to the elderly. There are opportunities for speech pathologists to specialise and diversify throughout their careers.
Speech Language Pathologists assist children and adults who have the following types of problems:
difficulty producing and using speech
difficulty understanding language
difficulty using language
difficulty with feeding, chewing or swallowing
a voice problem
Within the health and community sectors, workforce shortages exist and are compounded by the impact of the ageing population and changes in the burden of disease.
Such opportunities for jobs for speeach therapists exist in:
You can view the latest jobs available in speech language therapy and speech language pathology on Global Medical Careers below.