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Shortage of Speech Language Pathologists (SLP's)

Ever wondered why there continues to be a shortage of Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) in this country despite the fact that more institutions than ever are credentialing these professionals?  The short answer is that education is evolving, and today more and more educators are coming wise to the power of programs such as these.  If you boast proper training and some good recommendations, you may discover you have your pick from among dozens of good jobs.

Becoming an SLP isn't easy, and today the job entails deeper collaboration with other disciplines than ever before.  From very basic audiologist work through advanced cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic techniques, the art and science of speech language pathology require considerable expertise.  That's why today, experienced professionals tend to command high salaries at clinics and schools across the country.

The good news is that the Web makes easier than ever to connect with employers in search of talented SLPs.  Top SLP search engines take advantage of the current shortage of Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) to offer detailed job listings on a national scale, offering unprecedented freedoms along the way.  You can cast a wide net or focus in on the jobs that fit your training best—it's your choice.

Getting started is as simple as posting some basic information and preparing to field the offers that will follow.  These days it's not unusual for good jobs to go unfilled for weeks and months, so you may discover a highly motivated employer the first time you make contact.

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