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post #1 of 9
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I'm thinking of pursuing a masters in SLP....anyone out there doing so?
anyone already a slp?
I'm specifically looking for real life earning potential....full vs part time.
thanks!!
amie
post #2 of 9
I imagine you are thinking of working with children. I am a hospital based SLP. I love my job and support my family fairly well. School based clinician don't make as much but they have summers off. Clinic jobs can be hard to find. Many people make good money working for agencies. Unfortunately, working in health care doesn't allow me to work with very many like minded people but so far it hasn't been a problem.
post #3 of 9
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Thank you for the reply.....tell me a little about your position in the hospital. Is it assessments & swallow studies or therapy? What about the pace?

When I expressed concern over my sometimes lack of patience with my son, she smiled knowingly and said "it's because he's your child".

What part of the country do you live in? Salary ranges? I'm a stb single mom of four and need something with the flexibility as well as financial security.

Thanks so much.
post #4 of 9
I'm a SLP undergrad- Its great and I love alot of the work, however, I will probably go to grad school to become a physicians assistant, same amount of time and double the $$. I'm in clincial practicum right now and it's fun, but tedious. I think PA will be a better fit for me.

If PA school doesn't work out, I do plan to go ahead to SLP school. Hospital jobs have great benefits and I LOVE swallowing (I'm a lactation consultant intern) maybe in ITU or NICU one day?
post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by awesomebirths View Post
Thank you for the reply.....tell me a little about your position in the hospital. Is it assessments & swallow studies or therapy? What about the pace?

When I expressed concern over my sometimes lack of patience with my son, she smiled knowingly and said "it's because he's your child".

What part of the country do you live in? Salary ranges? I'm a stb single mom of four and need something with the flexibility as well as financial security.

Thanks so much.
I live in Oregon. I am sure that the pay is similar throughout but may be a liitle less in your area d/t lower cost of living. The pay range for a hospital SLP is 23-33 dollars/hr. I current see inpatients and outpatients. I do a wide variety, voice, oral cancer, swallowing, speech and language eval and treatment. I was able to buy a house and support my husband and 2 children. There is some flexiblity in my job. There is more with the agencies and less with schools.
post #6 of 9
I'm starting a master's in SLP next year. I can't really answer your questions but wanted to say hi!

I'm hoping to have a private practice someday or work with the school board (big difference, I know )
post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by InochiZo View Post
I live in Oregon. I am sure that the pay is similar throughout but may be a liitle less in your area d/t lower cost of living. The pay range for a hospital SLP is 23-33 dollars/hr. I current see inpatients and outpatients. I do a wide variety, voice, oral cancer, swallowing, speech and language eval and treatment. I was able to buy a house and support my husband and 2 children. There is some flexiblity in my job. There is more with the agencies and less with schools.
InochiZo,
Thanks for the info....I'm not sure if I want to work with kids in a school setting, so it's nice to know that I have options.
a
post #8 of 9
what is slp??? speech therapy?
post #9 of 9
Options are the name of the game in Speech Pathology-
Schools, Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilites, Psych Hospitals, Prisons, Inpatient, Outpatient, Geriatrics, Peds, Teaching, Full Time, Part-time and PRN.
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