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* ELMI Occupation Profile - Speech-Language Pathology Assistants *
 
Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
(O*NET 31-9099.01, SOC 31-9099)
What they do
Assist speech-language pathologists in the assessment and treatment of speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders. Implement speech and language programs or activities as planned and directed by speech-language pathologists. Monitor the use of alternative communication devices and systems.
 
Also called:
Assistant Speech-Language Pathologist, Communication Assistant, Speech - Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA), Speech and Language Assistant, Speech and Language Tutor, Speech Language Pathologist Assistant, Speech Language Pathology Assistant, Speech Pathologist Assistant, Speech Therapist Technician, Speech-Language Assistant
 
 
Wages
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other*
Vermont - 2018
Percentile1HourlyYearly
10% $ 13.46   $27,990  
25% $ 16.14   $33,570  
Median $ 19.88   $41,360  
75% $ 23.20   $48,260  
90% $ 25.65   $53,350  
 
Average $ 20.03   $41,660  
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Industries of Employment
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other*
United States - 2016
IndustryPercent of total
  • Hospitals; state, local, and private
30%
  • Ambulatory healthcare services
21%
  • Federal government, all industries
16%
  • Educational services; state, local, and private
10%
  • Nursing and residential care facilities
8%
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Knowledge
People in this career often know a lot about:
  • English Language
    Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Psychology
    Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Customer and Personal Service
    Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Education and Training
    Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Computers and Electronics
    Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
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Skills
People in this career often have these skills:
  • Active Listening
    Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Reading Comprehension
    Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Service Orientation
    Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Social Perceptiveness
    Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Speaking
    Talking to others to convey information effectively.
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Interests
People in this career often prefer these work environments:
  • Social
    Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
  • Conventional
    Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
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Work Styles
People in this career will do well at jobs that need:
  • Concern for Others
    Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
  • Self Control
    Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
    Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
  • Integrity
    Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Cooperation
    Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
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Projected Employment
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other*
 Vermont
2016 employment 127
2026 employment 140
Annual percent change
(compounded)
1.0%
Annual projected job openings
(due to change and separations)
17
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Education and Experience:
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other*
  • Typical education needed for entry
    High school diploma or equivalent
  • Work experience in a related occupation
    No work experience
  • Typical on-the-job training needed to attain competency
    No on-the-job training
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Job Zone
Medium Preparation Needed
  • Specific Vocational Preparation Range
    (6.0 to < 7.0) - A typical worker will require over 1 year up to and including 2 years of training to achieve average performance in this occupation.
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Education Level
How much education do most people in this career have?
Education level Percent of
U.S. Workers
Doctoral or professional degree
or post-MA certificate
  0%
Master's degree or
post-BA certificate
  28%
Bachelor's degree   29%
Associate's degree   2%
Certificate or some college,
no degree
  21%
High school diploma
or equivalent
  20%
Less than high school diploma   0%
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Abilities
People in this career often have talent in:
  • Speech Recognition
    The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Oral Comprehension
    The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression
    The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Comprehension
    The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Speech Clarity
    The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
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Work Activities
In general, what you might do:
  • Getting Information
    Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others
    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
    Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
  • Documenting/Recording Information
    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
    Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
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Detailed Work Activities
What you might do in a day:
  • Implement therapeutic programs to improve patient functioning.
  • Maintain medical records.
  • Perform clerical work in medical settings.
  • Prepare medical instruments or equipment for use.
  • Prepare medical reports or documents.
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Tasks
On the job, you would:
  • Implement treatment plans or protocols as directed by speech-language pathologists.
  • Document clients' progress toward meeting established treatment objectives.
  • Assist speech-language pathologists in the remediation or development of speech and language skills.
  • Perform support duties, such as preparing materials, keeping records, maintaining supplies, and scheduling activities.
  • Collect and compile data to document clients' performance or assess program quality.
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