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Arnold School of Public Health

U.S. News and World Report

Speech-language pathology is highly rated in the U.S. News and World Report’s annual job rankings, which are based on salary, the number of expected openings, advancement opportunities, career fulfillment, stress  level, and work-life balance (  Speech-language pathology ranked #28 in the top 100 jobs overall.

According to the report, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that 28,900 speech-language pathology jobs will open before 2024, spurred by the aging baby boomer generation and increased awareness of  speech and language disorders in children. The article cites speech-language pathologists’ median salary at $73,410 and their unemployment rate at 1.8 percent.