Becoming a speech pathologist requires a master’s degree in the field, which includes both classroom and clinical instruction. You’ll also be required to complete a certain number of hours under the supervision of a licensed pathologist. These programs typically take about two years to complete. Read on to learn more about becoming a speech pathologist in Pennsylvania.
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Find Accredited Speech Language Pathology Education in Pennsylvania
Speech pathology programs must be accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Consult this professional organization for a list of accredited programs by state, available from their website and updated regularly.
Speech Language Pathology Certification in Pennsylvania
Speech pathologists must be licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. Becoming licensed requires filling out an application through the State Board of Examiners
in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, passing the national board examination, and paying a fee of $46. The necessary forms are available directly from the state’s official website.
Salaries for Speech Language Pathology Jobs in Pennsylvania
Speech pathologists in Pennsylvania earn an average annual salary of $76,250, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is in line with the national annual average salary of approximately $73,970. However, pay is especially high for this career in the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA area, where the average annual salary is upwards of $93,000. Jobs in this role are also plentiful in Pennsylvania.
List of Speech Language Pathology Programs in Pennsylvania
East Stroudsburg University
East Stroudsburg, PA
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
La Salle University
Philadelphia, PA 19141
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA
Elkins Park, PA
University of Pittsburgh
West Chester University
West Chester, PA
If you are interested in becoming a speech pathologist and you already have a bachelor’s degree, contact one or more of the above schools to learn about admission requirements into their master’s programs. If you want to learn more about the profession and what it entails, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is an excellent resource for information. You may also consider speaking directly with a speech pathologist in your area to get a sense for the profession.
More Speech Pathology Programs in Pennsylvania
|SCHOOL NAME||CITY||PHONE NUMBER||FULL ADDRESS||WEBSITE|
|University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus||Pittsburgh||(412) 624-4141||4200 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260||www.pitt.edu|
|Temple University||Philadelphia||(215) 204-7000||1801 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122||www.temple.edu|
|West Chester University of Pennsylvania||West Chester||(610) 436-1000||700 S High St, West Chester, PA 19382||www.wcupa.edu|
|Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania||Bloomsburg||(570) 389-4000||400 E 2nd St, Bloomsburg, PA 17815||www.bloomu.edu|
|Indiana University of Pennsylvania||Indiana||(724) 357-2100||1011 South Dr, Indiana, PA 15705||www.iup.edu|
|Marywood University||Scranton||(570) 348-6211||2300 Adams Ave, Scranton, PA 18509||www.marywood.edu|
|Thiel College||Greenville||(724) 589-2000||75 College Ave, Greenville, PA 16125||www.thiel.edu|