Job Outlook Remains Bright for Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists Employment of audiologists and SLPs is slated to grow by about 20 percent in the next 10 years. At a Glance
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Job Outlook Remains Bright for Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
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At a Glance   |   March 01, 2018
Job Outlook Remains Bright for Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
The ASHA Leader, March 2018, Vol. 23, 28. doi:10.1044/leader.AAG.23032018.28
The ASHA Leader, March 2018, Vol. 23, 28. doi:10.1044/leader.AAG.23032018.28
The number of employed audiologists will increase from 14,800 in 2016 to 17,800 in 2026 (an increase of 3,000 jobs or 20 percent), according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projections. This rate is notably faster than the 7-percent average growth rate for all occupations.
BLS estimates the number of employed SLPs will increase from 145,100 in 2016 to 170,500 in 2026 (an increase of 25,400 jobs or 18 percent).
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