Career Option in Speech and Language Pathology

Considering a Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology Career

A. Field description:
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Oral Communication gets affected in an individual due to speech and hearing disorders. In India alone, it is estimated that five to eight percent of the population have speech language and hearing disorders. As a result, there is a great demand for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists at the state, national and even at the international levels to provide diagnostic and rehabilitative services to the communicatively impaired.

B. Education Guide

Education Details & Eligibility:


Pass in higher secondary or equivalent examinations with Science subjects.

The course is very demanding, and is accessed via coursework, exams and clinical placement. Some universities require students to assess and diagnose an 'unseen client' prior to completing their degree course; all require the completion of a pilot study related to the field of Speech and Language Therapy. Throughout the course, students undertake a variety of clinical placements in which their ability to practice is continually assessed. All courses require students to complete a certain amount of hours of clinical placement, although the structure of placement differs from courses to course.


10, +2 Science Group from a recognized Board / University or its equivalent qualification with at least 50% marks and age between 17 to 25 years.

Course Duration:

BASPL - 4 years
MASPL - 2 years
B.Sc (Hons) Speech Hearing 3-year
M.Sc. (HLS): Duration: 2 years with Internship.
M.Ed. (H.I.): Duration: One year.

Education Total Expenses

B.Sc (Hons) Speech Hearing Rs20, 000 per year (approximately)
M.Sc. (HLS) Rs35, 000 (approximately)

Bank loans and private loans can be arranged by directly contacting the banks through the college administration.

C. Institutions that offers this Education:

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D. Job Opportunities and Job Roles:

Speech Language Pathologist and Audiologists today are involved in advanced diagnostic and treatment procedures. They may work in close cooperation with medical and other rehabilitative professionals. Another major clinical responsibility is aimed at prevention of communicative disorders, which may include occupational hearing conservation, early identification and intervention, community based rehabilitation. In the years to come, Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists will play increasingly important roles in the education, health care systems and disability rehabilitation in the country.

Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists work in a variety of settings including hospitals, private clinics, special education centers, teaching institutions, research institutes, government departments and industries. These professionals have plenty of scope to work as clinicians, researchers, educators, consultants and administrators at national and international level.

E. Approximate Salary Range:

The salary can range from Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 20,000 for freshers and can increase  between 50,000 and 75,000 with experience in the field.

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