Career Opportunities

Career opportunities continue to expand and grow at a rate faster than the national average for jobs within the discipline of communication sciences and disorders. A variety of work settings exist including hospitals, clinics, private practice, schools, academia, and more.

According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), graduates of accredited communication sciences and disorders baccalaureate programs can pursue careers as certified speech-language pathology or audiology assistants. Depending on the specific career pathway chosen, the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that median pay for these professions is upwards of $37,000/year and that the projected growth rate in these professions by 2030 is 10 - 15%. Other options after completion of the BS program include jobs in hearing aid sales, communications, public affairs and policy for persons with disabilities, and other education and health-related jobs related to advocacy and communication for persons with disabilities.

For program alumni who move on to postgraduate education, the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology are experiencing greater-than-average growth rates (29% and 16%, respectively). As of May 2021, speech-language pathologists earn a median salary of $79,060 per year, while audiologists earn a median salary of $78,950 per year.