Speech-Language Pathologist

Specialists in speech disorders, speech-language pathologists are experts in screening, diagnosis, treatment methods and prevention of speech, voice, and communication disorders. They create treatment programs adapted to the challenges of their patients to help them overcome their difficulties and interact more easily with those around them.

Employment outlook

Good
Employment opportunities are good in Nova-Scotia

Prerequisits

Undergraduate degree - Minimum GPA of 3.3 required

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Letter of reference

Relevant volunteer or professional experience or specialized qualifications

Knowledge in the humanities is an asset (optional)

Daily tasks

  • Manage the patient at the time of admission
  • Diagnose the patient's hearing problems
  • Establish personalized treatment and work programs
  • Advise other health professionals when working as a team
  • Meet with patients regularly to work with them

Required skills

  • Be creative and imaginative
  • Enjoy working with the public
  • Good listening skills and communicate easily
  • Have an excellent analytical and synthesis spirit
  • Love teamwork and interdisciplinary

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Salary

$40,56 / hour *

Annual salary at 40h per week: $84 365

Min hourly rate: $25,84 / h ($53 747)

Max hourly rate: $43,27 / h ($90 002)

* Median rate according to Statistics Canada

Work locations

  • Doctor's offices
  • Hospital center
  • Private clinic
  • Self-employed

Training institutions

Available scholarships in Nova Scotia

Type of diploma obtained

Master of Science

Years of study: 3

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