Your work as a speech-language pathologist (SLP) is a vital component of recovery and progress for so many patients. As an SLP with Cross Country Allied, 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. Additionally, teletherapy options that let you work from home are becoming increasingly popular.
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.
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.
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 2024. An additional 28,900 SLPs will be needed to fill the demand between 2014 and 2024 — a 21% 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.
Salaries of SLPs depend on educational background, experience, work setting, and geographical location. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, annual median pay for speech language pathologists was $74,680 per year in 2016. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.
In today’s healthcare market, an experienced SLP can write their ticket to anywhere. And Cross Country Allied 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: