• Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Health Science
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 75,530
    $51,870 range bar $102,390
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • Speech-language Pathologists (sometimes called speech therapists) assess and treat people who have speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders. They also treat clients who have problems swallowing.

What do they typically do

  • Evaluate levels of speech, language, or swallowing difficulty
  • Identify clients' goals for treatment
  • Create and carry out an individualized treatment plan that addresses specific functional needs
  • Teach clients how to make sounds, improve their voices, and maintain fluency
  • Help clients improve vocabulary and sentence structure
  • Work with clients to develop and strengthen the muscles used to swallow
  • Counsel clients and their families on how to cope with communication and swallowing disorders

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +2.4%
Job Openings 534

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