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Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists work in a variety of settings - hospitals, schools, child development centres, rehabilitation centres, special institutions, government agencies, public health offices, industry, colleges and universities, private practice, or research centres. Duties and responsibilities vary depending on the position.
Usually part of a comprehensive team, Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists coordinate their efforts with educational, medical, psychological, social work and other personnel involved in rehabilitation. There are also opportunities for employment in administration, teaching and research.
In Saskatchewan , positions are available in both larger centres and rural areas. Centres in large cities offer benefits such as working closely with professional colleagues, easy access to other specialists and educational resources, experience with a wide variety of communication disorders, and the opportunity to specialize. Working in rural areas offers experience with a large and diverse caseload, which is often managed independently and involves travel. Rural positions offer more responsibility and challenge in general clinical assessment and treatment.
The fields of speech-language pathology and audiology provide unique and challenging career opportunities.