Speech Language Pathologists in short supply

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the nation will need about 120,000 speech language pathologists by 2012 to meet increasing demand and replace retiring workers.  In 2002, only about 94,000 speech language pathologists were working. 

A survey of Texas state schools found 60 percent were forced to fill vacancies with expensive contract workers or unlicensed assistants.


Ira S Wolfe