Department of Speech Language Pathology

Jumpstart your career in Speech Language Pathology

Our programs in communication disorders and sciences prepare students for advanced study and careers in speech-language pathology. Here are some key national statistics for speech language pathology careers from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and PayScale.

Starting Salary
$38,782-$75,457

Average Starting Salaries in Speech Language Pathology Fields (NACE)

Noteworthy Speech Language Pathology Jobs and Mid-Career Salaries (PayScale and Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Speech Language Pathologist Asst. $52,800 Speech Language Pathologist $80,480 Audiologist $81,030 Occupational Therapist $85,600
Six months out of graduation
86%

Alumni in science and health employed or in graduate school within 6 months after graduation

Get Prepared to Succeed

The BS degree in speech language pathology provides the knowledge to enter a master's program in speech language pathology, a master's program in a related field (e.g., special education, audiology, etc.), or to pursue employment in a related discipline. Students who successfully complete the MS degree will be eligible for New Jersey licensure to work as a speech-language pathologist.

What You'll Learn

In our speech language pathology programs, students learn in-demand skills that employers have identified as critical for job candidates, including:

  • Biological and neurological bases of human communication.
  • Normal speech and language development.
  • Linguistic bases of communication.
  • Evaluation and treatment of communication and swallowing disorders, among others.

Key Skills for
Careers in
Speech Language Pathology

as indicated by Employers
and Alumni on LinkedIn

Critical Thinking

Developmental Disabilities Expertise

Patient Care

Research

Speech Therapy

Treatment Planning

Verbal/Written Communication

*LinkedIn Workplace
Learning Report 2021