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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.

But what if you're not sure whether a career as a speech-language pathologist is right for you?

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.

  1. Do you find it personally rewarding to help others overcome barriers to their achievement?
  2. Are you genuinely sensitive to what others are experiencing?
  3. Are you able to listen attentively, and intuitively, to those who look to you for guidance?
  4. Are you comfortable working in a cooperative, team environment?
  5. Are you patient when others aren’t?
  6. Are you able to adjust and adapt to changing situations?
  7. Are your own communication skills — verbal and writing — well-developed?
  8. Are you able to employ critical reasoning skills?
  9. 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. If that's the case, come join us at GSU!