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    I just IMed you about Speech Pathology/Communication education in California. If anybody else has something to add to the topic, please do so. DD is exploring colleges/majors. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by StantonHyde View Post
    I just IMed you about Speech Pathology/Communication education in California. If anybody else has something to add to the topic, please do so. DD is exploring colleges/majors. Thanks!
    I replied to your message.
    Ask away. Most of you know it was my second career. I enjoy it, but I know many SLPs who struggle with the pay/workload/stress. I think it depends on where youíre located, the setting you work in, and then colleagues you work with each day. I also hated my first career, so it helps to know work life could be much worse.

    Iíve gotten much better the last few years with boundaries. If Iím not given enough time to complete assessments, I push back and get more time. My immediate supervisor and head of department are very supportive with this. I know thatís not the case everywhere. I also work per diem Saturdays in pediatric inpatient rehab. I wouldíve worked here full time if I was younger and didnít have DS. The hospitalís work schedule didnít work for our family. Itís also fast paced and I like to take a little longer to mull things over. Couple days a month are fine for a change of pace. I started seeing some private clients after school hours. Providing in home therapies means I work more closely with families. Plus the extra $$ helps as DS will be college bound soon.

    You can work in different settings, but if your DD wants a medical setting, itís best to get that experience early in career. The hospital wonít even look at a candidate whoís experience is only in schools - the degree is the same but the skill set is very different. I did my grad school internship at the hospital so they hired me for the per diem position because they had had already trained me for several months. I probably wonít ever work full-time in a medical setting as my school job hours/benefits/salary is better for my family.


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    Thanks so much!!!
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    University of Arizona has a very well-regarded program. UT and AZ are both part of WICHE/WUE so tuition is closer to in-state rates.

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    Arizona is on the list!
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