Finding Speech Therapy Jobs in 2012
It's been over three years since I have written a post about finding jobs in the field of speech language pathology. Latest numbers show that unemployment in the United States has remained at a steady but significant rate of 8.2% for the second month in a row. This percentage is mainly concluded by the number of individuals actively seeking employment. Some economists state that it is even higher, closer to 14.82% however if people have chosen to not actively look for work this month for whatever reason, then they are not considered in that number. Many individuals may have given up the search while others have been forced to take positions for which they are well over-qualified just to have some steady cash flow.
Fortunately for speech therapists, this high rate of unemployment is not our reality. I personally receive at least 2-3 calls/week from many different companies looking for speech therapists as well as daily flyers and mailings telling of job opportunities near where I live. In addition, I receive emails daily advertising speech jobs in various settings in my area: schools, home care, rehabs, nursing facilities, hospitals, etc. You name it! If I want to make a position switch, the opportunities are endless!
Below are some websites to help you begin your search!
First, check out the ADVANCE Magazine Career Center (of course!) http://speech-language-pathology-audiology.advanceweb.com/Career-Center/default.aspx
When I did a Google search for "speech therapy jobs" and these are just SOME of the hits that came up:
With each of the websites listed above, you can search for the different type(s) of position you may want. You can also search at the local, state, national and even international level, depending on the company and what they offer.
Another Idea to help your job search??
Contact the "Speech-Language and Hearing Association" in the state when you live. For example, people interested in working in Pennsylvania could search PSHA's (Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association) website for job opportunities! GOOD LUCK!
How are the job opportunities where YOU live?
Also, don't forget to take our Early Intervention Parent Survey if you haven't already!