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Careers and outcomes

Students choosing to major in Communication Sciences & Disorders have a wide array of careers to choose from, including:


Speech-Language Pathologist

Health Care

  • health services administrator
  • physician
  • registered nurse
  • physician's assistant
  • public health specialist
  • rehabilitation counselor
  • public policy administrator


  • special educator
  • general educator
  • early intervention specialist
  • ESL teacher
  • school counselor
  • school administrator
  • teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing

Development, Promotion, and Sales of Clinical, Educational, and Health Care Materials

  • health-related public information
  • educational materials, textbooks, reference books
  • assessment and intervention materials and software
  • hearing aids and assistive listening devices
  • voice recognition and production systems
  • accommodations for individuals with disabilities


  • assisting professional voice users and vocalists
  • acting coach to develop dialects, mannerisms, or disorders

Related Fields

  • rehabilitation counselor
  • clinical intake specialist
  • group home staff
  • community outreach worker
  • public policy specialist
  • employment search firm
  • education or health law
  • marketing or sales
  • top/middle managers, executives, and administrators