Career Preparation

Undergraduate career options

The liberal arts education provided in our department gives you a broad educational base and skills that will serve you well in whatever career path you choose. Besides leading to a wide array of options requiring attention to human needs and issues in health care and communication, undergraduate studies in the speech and hearing sciences prepares motivated students for graduate studies in speech pathology and audiology.

Graduates may find positions in the field of social and human services, such as behavior management technician, case manager, child-care worker, community outreach worker, gerontology aide, group home staff, mental health technician, occupational therapist technician, psychiatric aide, residential counselor, social service assistant, and youth worker. Other positions, in the field of business, include account representative, business consultant, general manager, marketing researcher, project manager, recruiter, and sales representative.

Learn more about professions in Speech-Language Pathology at the website for the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA), the only national student organization for pre-professionals studying communication sciences and disorders (CSD) recognized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) program

Our Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) program is designed to help meet the shortage of speech-language pathologists in Indiana schools. IU SLPA program participants receive classroom and experiential training via a 3-credit hour didactic course and a 3-credit hour practicum course.

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