Communication Sciences and Disorders

Careers

Job/Career Titles

  • Audiologist*
  • Audiometrist
  • Behavioral Therapist
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Consultant
  • Early Intervention Specialist
  • Family Counselor*
  • Health Agency Director*
  • Interpreter for the Hearing Impaired
  • Neuropsychologist*
  • Occupational Therapist*
  • Physical Therapist*
  • Professor*
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Research
  • Special Education/Learning Disability Teacher*
  • Speech and Hearing Clinician*
  • Speech-Language Pathologist*
  • Voice Pathologist*

*Advanced education preferred

Employers

General Industry

  • Colleges & Universities
  • Federal & State Agencies
  • Geriatric Facilities & Adult Day Care
  • Hospitals & Clinics
  • K-12 Schools
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Research Agencies & Labs
  • Residential Health Facilities
  • Speech, Language, & Hearing Centers
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies

Minnesota Employers

  • Arise Home Health Care
  • Benedictine Health System
  • Essentia Health
  • Fairview Health Services
  • Medical Staffing Network
  • Meeker & Wright Special Ed Coop
  • NovaCare Rehabilitation
  • Partners in Excellence
  • PPR School Therapy
  • Providastaff
  • Public Schools
  • Siemans Hearing
  • St. Cloud Hospital

Salary and Outlook

Starting Salary Range:
$25,000-$32,000

*Subject to vary by career, company, location, and experience

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Skills and Traits

  • Communication skills
  • Compassion
  • Computer skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Desire to work with disabilities
  • Multicultural competence
  • Patience
  • Problem solving
  • Strong work ethic
  • Team work
  • Work well with others