Where to Look for Job Opportunities
Networking is the best way to find employment—connect with personal contacts, including professors, mentors, friends, recent alumni, and directors of programs where you have completed an observation or student practica.
The following resources may help you locate organizations that hire audiologists and speech-language pathologists.
New opportunities are posted daily. When it's time to advance or change careers, search ASHA's Online Career Center and apply for jobs on the spot.
ASHA's Online Career Center accepts externship postings in addition to postings for jobs and SLP Clinical Fellow positions. This additional Online Career Center service is offered to assist academic programs with identifying additional, available externship opportunities for their students.
If you haven't already done so, post your résumé through the Career Center—it's free! Employers search ASHA's résumé database daily to find ASHA-certified audiology and speech-language pathology professionals.
The Career section of The ASHA Leader contains national job listings and is mailed every 3 weeks. Ads are listed by state in an easy-to-read format; academic positions are listed in the Faculty Openings section.
More than 100 employers seeking audiologists and speech-language pathologists distribute information, conduct interviews, and talk with job seekers about employment opportunities through ASHA's Career Fair. Register and post your résumé for free!
ASHA's State Associations area provides an overview of each state, including links to state governments, ASHA-recognized state associations and meeting schedules, regulatory agencies, and characteristics of licensure laws.
Audiology and speech-language pathology clinicians and research scientists are employed in the federal uniformed services.
Federal Government Positions
The Federal Government employs audiologists and speech-language pathologists in administrative and clinical capacities. Visit www.usajobs.gov regarding federal employment opportunities.
Check online or with your local Yellow Pages for a list of schools (private and public), hospitals, daycare centers, Veterans Administration facilities, nursing homes, and private practitioners.