American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Career Information

Of all the gifts bestowed upon humanity, the ability to communicate is one of the most important. Any impairment of this ability can have far-reaching consequences, affecting every aspect of a person's life, from learning, to work, to interactions with family, friends, and community. Audiologists and speech-language pathologists provide services to prevent, diagnose, evaluate, and treat communication disorders.

ASHA has many resources to help people interested in a career in audiology; speech-language pathology; or speech, language, and hearing science to meet their educational and professional goals. Following are links to information about academic programs, financial aid, career choices, the nature of work and work sites, and earnings potential. To find out more requirements to enter the professions of audiology, speech-language pathology, and speech, language, and hearing science, visit the Certification section of this site.

Preparing for the Professions

To receive your copy of one of our career brochures, visit Reward Yourself, contact the ASHA Action Center at 1-800-498-2071, or e-mail to

Preparing for Graduate School/A Career Change

Preparing for Career Entry

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