Speech-Language Pathologists :

Assess and treat persons with speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders. May select alternative communication systems and teach their use. May perform research related to speech and language problems.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $71,190.00
Average Time to Fill 92 days
Typical Education Master's Degree
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,832
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 19.88 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Oral Communication
Information Gathering
Written Communication
Critical Thinking
Customer Service
Intellectual Risk-taking
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Work Ethic
Time Management

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Conduct noninvasive medical diagnostic assessments
Operate therapeutic medical instruments or equipment
Test patient hearing
Provide assistance in administering rehabilitation
Assist individuals with mental or social disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources
Conduct individual, group, or family interventions
Develop treatment plans that use non-medical therapies
Treat medical condition of patient
Assist individuals with physical disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses

Training and Teaching Others

Prepare healthcare training materials
Prepare reports or presentations associated with non-medical therapy treatment
Prepare reports summarizing patient diagnostic or care activities
Prepare medical reports
Educate patients regarding diagnosis or treatment
Train patients, family members, or caregivers in techniques for managing disabilities or illnesses
Train caregivers or other non-medical personnel

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

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Patient Evaluation
Discharge Planning
Occupational Therapy
Therapy Services
Care Modification

Related Licensing Requirements

Speech Language Pathologist CFY (Clinical Fellowship Year) (18-0000000089)

Initial license; renewal license; speech-language pathologist; continuing education Sec. 7. (a) The division of professional standards established within the department of education by IC 20-28-2-1.5 (referred to as "the division of professional standards" in this section) may issue the following: (1) An initial license as a speech-language pathologist only to an individual who is licensed as a speech-language pathologist under this article. (2) A nonrenewable initial license as a speech-language pathologist to an individual who is completing a clinical fellowship in speech-language pathology and who has registered the clinical fellowship with the board. The nonrenewable initial license expires on the earlier of: (A) the date the individual is licensed by the board as a speech-language pathologist; or (B) eighteen (18) months after the individual begins the clinical fellowship in speech-language pathology.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Speech Language Pathology Audiology Board (3172342064)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/speech.htm

Speech Pathologist (18-0000000021)

In order to qualify for licensure as a speech pathologist or audiologist, candidates must: Possess at least a master's degree or its equivalent in the area of speech-language pathology from a board-recognized institution. Have course concentrations of: At least 18 semester hours in courses providing fundamental information applicable to the normal development of speech, language, and hearing, and at least 42 semester hours in courses providing information about and practical experience in the management of speech, language, and hearing disorders, of which: at least 6 hours shall be in audiology, no more than 6 hours shall be in courses providing academic credit for clinical practice, at least 24 hours shall be in the field for which licensure is sought, at least 30 hours should be applicable towards a graduate degree. Have at least 300 hours of supervised, direct clinical experience received within the educational institution granting the candidate's master's degree. Have completed at least 9 consecutive months (at no less than 30 hours per week) of clinical experience in either audiology or speech-language pathology. Have not been convicted of a crime nor have been subject to disciplinary sanctions that would interfere with the ability to carry out professional duties. Pay all examination and application fees. The requirements above are subject to change. Please contact the agency listed below for updated requirements.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Speech Language Pathology Audiology Board (3172342064)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/speech.htm

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