Is a Career as a Speech-Language Pathologist Right for You?
The most important attribute that speech-language pathologists share is the ability to communicate.
It makes sense.
After all, helping others communicate is our business.
Take the following test:
If you’re considering earning a degree in Communication Disorders to become a speech-language pathologist, your ability to answer “yes” to the following questions could be critical in determining whether you’re making the right choice.
Take a moment. Take the test, and honestly evaluate your responses.
- Do you find it personally rewarding to help others overcome barriers to their achievement?
- Are you genuinely sensitive to what others are experiencing?
- Are you able to listen attentively, and intuitively, to those who look to you for guidance?
- Are you comfortable working in a cooperative, team environment?
- Are you patient when others aren’t?
- Are you able to adjust and adapt to changing situations?
- Are your own communication skills – verbal and writing – well-developed?
- Are you able to employ critical reasoning skills?
- Do you have an aptitude for science and intellectual challenges?
If your answer to these questions is yes, speech-language pathology may be the career you’re looking for.