Ready to help others find their voice? If you aspire to help people overcome everyday challenges in communication and swallowing, The College of Saint Rose’s Bachelor of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) program offers a path to a rewarding career as a speech-language pathologist (SLP), also known as a speech therapist.
SLPs work with a variety of clients – infants with feeding difficulties, students with dyslexia, patients recovering from traumatic brain injuries or strokes, business executives managing stuttering issues, and transgender individuals learning to modulate their tone and pitch.
Considering the range of client specializations and new challenges that individuals face every day, earning a speech pathology bachelor’s degree can be an excellent investment in a fulfilling future career.
Students in Saint Rose’s speech pathology bachelor’s degree program develop the foundational skills to serve children and adults with speech, language, or hearing disabilities and ultimately become highly competitive candidates for CSD graduate studies. A graduate degree is required to become a licensed, certified SLP.
Start on Your Path to Becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist
Students who choose to pursue a graduate degree and licensure can expect to enter a career that’s in high demand.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for SLPs is expected to grow by 29% between 2020 and 2030, which is much faster than the average for all professions and represents more than 45,000 new jobs during that time.
The average salary for SLPs in New York is $98,850, which is among the highest in the country in the field.
Students who earn a speech pathology bachelor’s degree but choose not to pursue graduate-level education may have plenty of career opportunities, but largely at the assistant level.
Graduates of Saint Rose’s communication sciences and disorders degree program are well-qualified to find employment as SLP assistants, audiologist assistants, and various other types of aides in the healthcare field. Graduates of this program may also look outside the field for employment and pursue satisfying careers in marketing, public relations, or other fields that demand excellent communication skills.
Accelerated Dual-Degree Program
If you’re considering a BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders, you may qualify for Saint Rose’s accelerated dual-degree (BS/MSEd) program, which offers significant savings of time and money as well as automatic acceptance into Saint Rose’s competitive CSD graduate program.