Speech and Language Therapists

Speech and language therapists are responsible for the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, fluency and voice disorders caused by disability, injury or illness.


New workers
£ 16,989
£ 31,868
£ 46,998

Available jobs

In the past year there were 18,710 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Writes reports and maintains client caseloads.

  • Counsels relatives to help cope with the problems created by a patient’s disability.

  • Attends case conferences and liaises with other specialists such as doctors, teachers, social workers and psychologists.

  • Treats speech and language disorders by coaching and counselling clients or through the use of artificial communication devices.

  • Designs and initiates appropriate rehabilitation and/or remedial programmes of treatment.

  • Assesses, tests and diagnoses a client’s condition.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Speech-Language Pathology

  • Swallowing Disorders

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Learning Disabilities

  • Clinical Supervision

  • Auditing

  • Clinical Governance

  • Trauma Care

  • Service Development

  • Mental Health

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Research

  • Teaching

  • Enthusiasm

  • Planning

  • Report Writing

  • Leadership

  • Resilience

  • Interpersonal Communications

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.