Speech-Language Pathologist

A speech-language pathologist treats people who have difficulty speaking clearly or using their voices. This can involve treating people whose speech difficulties result from a wide variety of medical issues, from Downs Syndrome to stuttering to serious brain injury. Much of a speech-language pathologist’s work involves one-on-one work with patients. Pathologists must be excellent listeners, and patience and compassion come in handy because some patients need a lot of time to show improvement. To work as a speech-language pathologist, you will need a Master’s degree in speech-language pathology and a passing score on a national exam.

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