A CAREER IN COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS
One field. Two professions. Unlimited options. At its core, communication sciences and disorders (CSD) is about working with people to improve their speech, language, hearing, and other communication abilities. The goal of all CSD professionals is ultimately the same—to help humans effectively communicate—but how and where you work to achieve that goal is up to you. Start by choosing a career in one of CSD’s two professions: audiology and speech-language pathology.
Audiologists use the latest technology and science-backed evidence to help prevent, identify, diagnose, and treat hearing, balance, and other auditory disorders—from helping patients with the use of high-tech cochlear implants to fitting musicians with custom equipment to prevent hearing loss.
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work with people on speech and language—but also on so much more, including social, cognitive, and physical disorders. SLPs do everything from helping people learn to speak again after traumatic brain injuries to working with people with autism to improve their social communication skills.
WORK AT THE TOP
Audiology and speech-language pathology are consistently rated as top jobs in the United States on a number of different lists, ranking favorably in a number of factors, including salaries, available jobs, stress levels, and flexibility.
QUIZ: AUDIOLOGY OR SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY?
Deciding on your path in communication sciences and disorders? Find out which may be right for you.
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