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Speech-Language Pathologists
(SOC Code : 29-1127)
in California

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.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Master's degree .

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Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20131st Qtr$40.79$33.25$40.82$47.99

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 202011,50013,1001,60013.9380

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Possible Licenses Required and Issuing Authority[Top]
License Title
License Authority
Speech-Language Pathology Services CredentialCalifornia Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Certification Assignment and Waivers
www.ctc.ca.gov
Speech-Language PathologyDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board
www.speechandhearing.ca.gov
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant RegistrationDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board
www.speechandhearing.ca.gov
Speech-Language Pathologist or Audiologist Aide RegistrationDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board
www.speechandhearing.ca.gov

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Elementary and Secondary Schools 17,38751.1%
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 47,26313.2%
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,67511.7%
Employment Services 6,7262.4%
Home Health Care Services 4,1281.7%
Nursing Care Facilities 2,5581.6%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Audiology/Audiologist & Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologis
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

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About This Occupation (from O*NET - The Occupation Information Network)[Top]
Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Monitor patients` progress and adjust treatments accordingly.
Develop or implement treatment plans for problems such as stuttering, delayed language, swallowing disorders, or inappropriate pitch or harsh voice problems, based on own assessments and recommendations of physicians, psychologists, or social workers.
Write reports and maintain proper documentation of information, such as client Medicaid or billing records or caseload activities, including the initial evaluation, treatment, progress, and discharge of clients.
Evaluate hearing or speech and language test results, barium swallow results, or medical or background information to diagnose and plan treatment for speech, language, fluency, voice, or swallowing disorders.
Participate in and write reports for meetings regarding patients` progress, such as individualized educational planning (IEP) meetings, in-service meetings, or intervention assistance team meetings.
Complete administrative responsibilities, such as coordinating paperwork, scheduling case management activities, or writing lesson plans.
Develop individual or group activities or programs in schools to deal with behavior, speech, language, or swallowing problems.
Instruct clients in techniques for more effective communication, such as sign language, lip reading, or voice improvement.
Administer hearing or speech and language evaluations, tests, or examinations to patients to collect information on type and degree of impairments, using written or oral tests or special instruments.
Educate patients and family members about various topics, such as communication techniques or strategies to cope with or to avoid personal misunderstandings.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Fluency of Ideas - The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Social - Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

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