School Speech Language Pathologist Jobs in Arizona

As a speech-language pathologist, you play an important role in ensuring students acquire the skills to participate in the classroom and have the confidence they need to succeed in school and in life.

When you take on a speech-language pathology job in Arizona, you’ll have the incredible opportunity to pursue new and unique experiences perfect for you. You’ll be working in different schools in different districts—but wherever you go—you’ll work closely with specific students who are exceptional in their own, individual ways.

If you love working with kids and making a difference in children’s lives, then a school SLP career is perfect for you. Explore school speech-language pathologist jobs in Arizona today with ProCare Therapy!

Arizona School Speech Language Pathologist Job Duties

The day-to-day job duties you’ll have in an Arizona school speech-language pathologist job will vary depending on the career you choose. However, the primary responsibility of a school SLP typically revolves around identifying and evaluating students’ conditions and administering speech therapy.

You can also find school SLP jobs in Arizona that allow you to pursue a specific area of focus, for example, oral motor and feeding therapy or working with non-verbal communication.

As a ProCare speech-language pathologist or speech-language pathology assistant in Arizona, you can also expect this role to require you to collaborate with teachers, special educators, interpreters and parents to develop and implement individual or group programs, provide counseling and support classroom activities.

Speech Language Pathology Salary in Arizona

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average mean wage for speech-language pathologists in Arizona is $91,990. Nationally, the median annual wage for speech-language pathologists is $79,060. For SLPs in elementary and secondary schools, the national average annual mean wage is $80,240.

Arizona SLP Job Market

According to the BLS, national employment of speech-language pathologists is projected to grow 21% from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations. In Arizona, speech-language pathologist employment is expected to grow 54.6% from 2020-2030.

The BLS attributes this growth to the increased awareness of speech and language disorders, such as stuttering, in younger children. This increased awareness is driving a need for more speech-language pathologists who specialize in treating that younger age group. Also, more speech-language pathologists will be needed to work with children with autism to improve their ability to communicate and socialize effectively.

California SLP Job Requirements

All states require that speech-language pathologists be licensed. Licensure requirements vary by state but typically include clinical experience and passing an exam. In addition, speech-language pathologists who work in schools may need a teaching certification. For up-to-date Arizona school SLP job requirements, contact the state’s Department of Education or the school district or private institution you are interested in.

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