THE TOP 7 REASONS TO BECOME A SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
1. Communication Matters
We communicate in different ways everyday and as a Speech Language Pathologist you are helping others in the area of communication.
2. Your Head will Spin Some Days
As a Speech Language Pathologist, your head will spin some days because there are some cases more challenging than others. It allows us to become even more innovative than we already are and to think outside of the box.
3. Making a Difference and Changing the World (Literally)
As a Speech Language Pathologist, You are really making a difference and touching so many lives with the invaluable resources and wealth of knowledge that you provide to so many.
4. A Setting for Everyone
As a Speech Language Pathologist, there are many different settings that you can choose to work in, the possibilities are endless. As I always say, "There is a little something for everyone."
5. Welcome to Nerd or Geekland
Oh yes, you may never have thought you would hear these words, but all of the SLPs that I know are nerds, including myself. No, it is not a bad thing at all, it just means you do not stop learning and you are really interested in everything there is to know about the field. Lets face it, Speech Language Pathology is a really broad field and in order to stay current you do kind of become a SLP Geek :)
As a Speech Language Pathologist, you will have life changing stories and funny ones for years to come. Go ahead and get your journal ready.
As a Speech Language Pathologist, you have the opportunity to join in on an amazing community of Speech Language Pathologists on Twitter (#SLPeeps). This group is amazing, the community of SLPs that you communicate with via Twitter and other forms of social media is truly a one-of-a kind experience. It is not only a community, but friendships are made here as well. PediaStaff made it really easy for you to get involved in Social Media by creating a Guidebook.