Career Outlook for Speech-Language Pathologists

Also known as:  Language Pathologist, Public School Speech Clinician, Public School Speech Therapist, Speech and Language Specialist, Speech Clinician, Speech Pathologist, Speech Therapist
The overall job outlook for Speech-Language Pathologist careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 26.07 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 4.34 percent per year. Demand for Speech-Language Pathologists is expected to go up, with an expected 28,870 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 3.21 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Speech-Language Pathologists in the following states
Texas 10,350
California 9,090
New York 8,340
Illinois 6,990
Florida 5,760
Ohio 5,020
New Jersey 4,050
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Speech-Language Pathologists
Puerto Rico 80
Alaska 210
Montana 280
South Dakota 300
Hawaii 320
Wyoming 330
District of Columbia 330