What Can I Do With a Major In Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences?

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Speech-language-hearing sciences graduates go on to successful careers in the medical field, academics, advocacy, politics, public policy, government, publishing, research, and much more.

All liberal arts degrees help CLA students develop their Core Career Competencies, and speech-language-hearing sciences majors develop specific skills that are applicable to lots of different careers. These skills include:

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking
  • Ability to link theory with practical applications
  • Research and critical evaluation skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Leadership and team-building abilities
  • Listening, clarifying, questioning and responding skills
  • Ability to work well with diverse groups

Interest code: ISR


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Below is a small sampling of what alumni with this major have pursued, organized by the most common career fields they go into (although keep in mind that there are SLHC alumni in all eight of the career fields).  For more career information for SLHC majors, utilize these additional resources:

  • What Can I Do With This Major - Find information about common career paths, employers, and strategies for how to build experience in different career fields
  • LinkedIn's Alumni Tool - Explore thousands of alumni career pathways
  • GoldPASS - Explore different job, internship, and volunteer opportunities as well as career events on campus

Note: *Asterisks denote that further education and/or training is often required 

Healthcare & Science


  • Research Audiology Intern, Starkey Hearing Technologies
  • Personal Care Assistant, Fraser
  • Pediatric Intern, St. Mary’s Hospital
  • MHealth Unit Coordinator, Fairview Health Services
  • Research Assistant, Learning to Talk Lab


  • Nurse Assistant, Sanford Health
  • Hearing Aid Dispenser, Liberty Hearing Aids
  • Hearing Care Outreach Coordinator, Avada Audiology & Hearing Care
  • Case Manager, Access Ability, Inc
  • Audiologist Assistant, HealthPartners
  • Customer Service Representative, Starkey Hearing Technologies
  • Member Services Representative, HealthPartners
  • Principal Account Specialist, Boynton Health Service


  • Speech Language Pathologist, Fairview Health Services*
  • Certified Veterinary Technician, Banfield Pet Hospital*
  • Technician, Fairview Health Services  
  • Research Analyst, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Speech Language Pathologist, Minneapolis Public Schools*
  • Speech Language Pathologist, Minnetonka Public Schools*
  • Occupational Therapist, HealthEast*
  • Speech Language Pathologist, Allina Health*

Graduate Programs

  • MS Psychology
  • MS Counseling Psychology
  • AS Veterinary Assistant
  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • MS Speech-Language Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Oskhkosh
  • MS Speech-Language Pathology, University of Minnesota
  • MS Occupational Therapy, University of Minnesota-Rochester
  • MS  Speech-Language Pathology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MS Speech-Language Pathology with bilingual emphasis, Texas Christian University
Nonprofit, Human Services, Social Justice


  • PCA, St. David's Center for Child & Family Development
  • Youth Program Assistant, Emerge Community Development
  • Development Trainee, Fraser


  • Senior Program Assistant, Giant Steps
  • Kids Stuff Lead Staff, YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities
  • Advanced Line Therapist, Lund Van Dyke, LLC Autism & Behavior Specialists
  • Program Counselor, ACR Homes


  • Deaf Blind Intervener, ISD 917
  • Line Therapist, KTL Behavior*
  • ABA Therapist, Bloom Behavioral Solutions*
  • Mental Health Practitioner, Family Innovation*
  • Accounts Receivable and Billing Coordinator, Saint Paul Jewish Community Center
  • Speech Language Pathologist, Fraser*

Graduate Programs

  • AAS Sign Language Interpreting & Translating
  • Certification in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Behavioral Sciences


  • Special Education Assistant, Bethune Community School
  • Assistant Director, Twin Cities Child Care Center
  • Special Education Paraprofessional, Northpoint Elementary School
  • Native English Teacher, Jeongsang Language School (South Korea)
  • Assistant Infant Teacher, YMCA
  • Bilingual Home Based Educator, La Casa de Esperanza, Inc.
  • Education Assistant, Northeast Metro ISD
  • Teacher, Northern Voices
  • AmeriCorps Member, Grantsburg Elementary
  • Educational Speech Pathologist, Northwest Regional Inter District Council
  • Teaching Assistant, Northern Voices


  • Sign Language Interpreter, Central Public Schools*
  • Lead Teacher, Primrose Schools*
  • Itinerant Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher, Saint Croix River Education District*        
  • Itinerant Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher, Northeast Metro 916 ISD*

Graduate Programs

  • MS Special Education
  • MA Early Childhood Education
  • MEd Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teaching