Speech or language therapist
- Writes reports and maintains client caseloads.
- Counsels relatives to help cope with the problems created by a patient.
- Attends case conferences and liaises with other specialists such as doctors, teachers, social workers and psychologists.
- Treats speech and language disorders by coaching and counselling clients or through the use of artificial communication devices.
- Designs and initiates appropriate rehabilitation and/or remedial programmes of treatment.
- Assesses, tests and diagnoses a client.
Typical Education Level
Honours, Bachelor's degree
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 8% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for speech or language therapist is £35,100
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 436. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for speech or language therapist roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £35,100 per year. That is about £2,925 per month or £18.00 per hour. New workers generally start on £17,992, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £37,232
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 436 people are employed in the region.