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Speech-Language Pathologists

in Massachusetts

Assess and treat persons with speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders. May select alternative communication systems and teach their use. May perform research related to speech and language problems.

Occupation Projection for Speech-Language Pathologists

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Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
291127  Speech-Language Pathologists 4,344 4,916 572 13.17 % 84 144 57 285 Master's degree 

Speech-Language Pathologists Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Health Care and Social Assistance    2,400  55 % 2,760  56 % 360  15 % $86,280
Educational Services    1,590  36 % 1,770  36 % 180  11 % $78,950
Educational Services    1,590  36 % 1,770  36 % 180  11 % $78,950
Hospitals    830  19 % 940  19 % 110  14 % $87,900
Social Assistance    670  15 % 740  15 % 70  11 % $70,540
Ambulatory Health Care Services    640  15 % 800  16 % 160  25 % $96,890
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    260  6 % 280  6 % 20  5 % $96,010
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