Speech-Language Pathologists

8.7/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $38.69 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 3% (Totally Safe)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Social Perceptiveness
very important
quite important
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Speech-Language Pathologists' job openings is expected to rise 28.7% by 2030
'Speech-Language Pathologists' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Speech-Language Pathologists' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Speech-Language Pathologists' was $80,480, or $38.69 hourly
'Speech-Language Pathologists' are paid 91.8% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as speech-language pathologists?

As of 2020 there were 148,450 people employed as Speech-Language Pathologists within the United States.
This represents around 0.11% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 937 people are employed as Speech-Language Pathologists.

Job description

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.

SOC Code: 29-1127.00

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I spent a significant time as a child around Speech Pathologists. Robots cannot compare in terms of high levels of emotional IQ, trying out things in new ways/on the spot thinking, and working with kids.
Oct 25, 2020 at 05:48 PM

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