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

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Learn more about the speech-language-hearing sciences major. 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, and listening, clarifying, questioning and responding skills.

Students who take the SuperStrong Interest Inventory receive a three-letter interest code, which identifies their top three areas of interest, work activities, potential skills, and personal values. The interest code "ISR" is often associated with this major, however, the SuperStrong assessment can help you understand how your interests connect to a variety of majors and career options. You can learn more about common employer types and occupations associated with this major. You can also see CLA specific examples of alumni careers below. 

 

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Alumni Career Examples

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 alumni in all eight of the career fields). You can also utilize the LinkedIn's Alumni Tool and the Maroon and Gold Network to further explore alumni career pathways and connect directly with professionals.

Click to expand each gray box below for opportunities pursued by alumni in this major! 

Healthcare & Science

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

Internships

  • 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
  • Speech Therapy Intern, El Centro de desarrollo infantil-Renacer
  • Operations Intern, Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance

Entry-Level

  • 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

Experienced

  • 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 & Advocacy

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

Internships

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

Entry-Level

  • 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

Experienced

  • 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
Education

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

Entry-Level

  • 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

Experienced

  • 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

 

The College of Liberal Arts Career Services and the University of Minnesota has no control or responsibility for the: (a) quality or safety of any experiential learning opportunity/position descriptions or (b) the application, hiring practices, or EEO/AA status of any of the organizations listed here. We encourage students to use precaution when applying to, interviewing at, or participating in volunteer, internship, job, or research programs outside of the University. These opportunities are not affiliated with the University of Minnesota and have not been fully vetted.