Speech-Language Pathologists discover the
freedom that a travel career can offer!
Your work as a speech-language pathologist (SLP) is a vital component of recovery and progress for so many patients. As a travel SLP with Cross Country TravCorps, you can take your skills to healthcare facilities that truly need your help. We have a growing need for your profession — from California to Florida, Alaska to Texas, we have SLP job opportunities across the county. Our assignments let you work for 13 to 26 weeks in different clinical setting and in cities that you want to visit and live in.
Speech-language pathology — a therapy career unlike any other.
Working to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults, speech-language pathologists have a very defined and required role in healthcare. SLPs work with the full range of human communication and swallowing disorders in individuals of all ages.
As an experienced SLP you can find travel assignments in a variety of different research, education and healthcare settings with varying roles, levels of responsibility, and client populations. Because of the high demand for speech-language pathology services opportunities may be available depending on location, desired facility, employment flexibility, and other factors.
The training you need for the career you want.
Applicants for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) must earn a graduate degree, successfully complete the required clinical experiences, and pass a national examination.
To become certified in the field of speech-language pathology, individuals must complete graduate course work and a clinical practicum at a college or university whose program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA). This assures graduates that their academic and clinical experience meets nationally established standards.
As a traveling SLP, you will want to ensure you have the proper certifications before applying for a speech-language pathology position.
What type of future does the healthcare market hold for SLPs?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the national employment rate of SLPs is expected to grow faster than average through the year 2020. An additional 28,800 SLPs will be needed to fill the demand between 2010 and 2020 — a 23% increase in job openings. Of the 160,000 professionals whom the American Speech-language Hearing Association (ASHA) represents, approximately 141,847 are certified speech-language pathologists and 957 hold dual certification as both audiologists and SLPs.
Salary outlook for speech-language pathologists.
Salaries of SLPs depend on educational background, experience, work setting, and geographical location. According to the 2013 ASHA Healthcare Survey, annual salaries ranged from $70,000 to $90,000 for SLPs in healthcare settings. Those in administration may earn up to $90,000. The salaries for those who are paid an hourly wage range from $36 to $80. According to the 2012 ASHA Schools Survey, salaries for those who worked an academic year were $59,000 to $65,000. Administrators/supervisors/directors who worked for a calendar year reported a median salary of $83,000.
Take your career on the road with a travel speech-language pathology job.
In today’s healthcare market, an experienced SLP can write their ticket to anywhere. And Cross Country TravCorps is the one company to get you to your dream destination. Let one of our professional recruiters work with you to find out exactly what you want from your assignment. Then we’ll tell you all about the excellent benefits package that we provide, which includes:
- Comprehensive health benefits
- Free private housing OR subsidy (please contact your recruiter for details)
- Tax Advantage Plan
- Referral Bonuses
- Completion bonuses
- Competitive Salaries
- Licensure Reimbursement
- And More