Where Do Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists Work? Most audiologists work in health care facilities, and more than half of speech-language pathologists work in schools, according to survey data from 2013. At the end of 2013, nearly three-quarters of audiologists (73.5 percent) worked in health care settings, including 47.3 percent in nonresidential health care facilities—such as private ... At a Glance
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Where Do Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists Work?
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Where Do Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists Work?
The ASHA Leader, May 2014, Vol. 19, 24. doi:10.1044/leader.AAG.19052014.24
The ASHA Leader, May 2014, Vol. 19, 24. doi:10.1044/leader.AAG.19052014.24
Most audiologists work in health care facilities, and more than half of speech-language pathologists work in schools, according to survey data from 2013.
Audiologists’ Work Settings
At the end of 2013, nearly three-quarters of audiologists (73.5 percent) worked in health care settings, including 47.3 percent in nonresidential health care facilities—such as private physicians’ or audiologists’ offices—25.1 percent in hospitals, and 1.1 percent in residential health care facilities such as skilled nursing facilities. About 15.6 percent were employed in educational settings, including 8.4 percent in schools and 7.2 percent in colleges and universities. More than one quarter (28.6 percent) were employed full- or part-time in private practice, a slight increase over the past few years.
n = 11,175
Source: ASHA Summary Membership and Affiliation Counts for Year-End 2013
SLPs’ Work Settings
More than half of SLPs (55.9 percent) were employed in educational settings, including 53 percent in schools and 2.9 percent in colleges and universities. An additional 38.8 percent were employed in health care settings, including 15.8 percent in nonresidential health care facilities, 12.6 percent in hospitals, and 10.4 percent in residential health care facilities. Nearly one-fifth (18.8 percent) were employed full- or part-time in private practice, a rate somewhat higher than the past few years’ rates.
n = 124,772
Source: ASHA Summary Membership and Affiliation Counts for Year-End 2013
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