Expert: Traveling SLPs have opportunity for work experience
With the healthcare industry under the microscope nowadays, many professionals in the field are anticipating changes in the role, compensation and employment opportunities for trained specialists. While a broad range of training and work experience can benefit speech-language pathologists (SLP) seeking new jobs, the professionals may also wish to focus their employment goals on areas that are particularly accessible or primed for growth.
Highlighting the options SLPs have when deciding on a career path, Natalie Glass, director of clinical education in the Speech-Language Pathology Department of Seton Hall University, explained the specific perks to several opportunities.
According to the expert, "traveling SLPs have the opportunity to work in a range of different clinical settings where they can learn a wide range of styles and models of service delivery."
She added that traveling contractor jobs are typically offered with incentives such as sign-on bonuses, increased pay compensation, free housing and above average benefits - not to mention the flexibility of designing one''s own work schedule.
For young therapists, Glass advises gaining experience particular to a desired job settings, such as schools, clinics or hospitals, to adequately prepare for recruitment.
While Glass'' advice offers specific guidance on gaining work experience, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the overall growth of the SLP field will increase by 19 percent over the next nine years.
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