Speech Language Pathology & Audiology

What Can I Do With This Discipline/Major?

For helpful resources on your career opportunities, explore the “What Can I Do with This Major” guides for audiology / speech pathology.

Some common career titles for this major include:

  • Audiologist
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Therapist

For additional career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations, visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Additional Resources

Careers in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Internships and Research Opportunities

Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources. For more information, email , TU Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Internship Coordinators.

Research/Internship Opportunities:

Careers and Jobs

The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Career Mentor Database) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.

Sample Resumes and Interview Questions

For major specific resume samples, we encourage you to look at the Sample Speech-Language Pathology Resume (PDF) in addition to our Sample Resume Database.

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview, you’ll also want to review common interview questions (PDF) asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the interview skills section of the Career Center’s website. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

Interview Questions

Speech Language Pathology related questions
  • What is your familiarity with assistive technology?
  • What training and experience do you have with individuals with autism?
  • What communication disorders do you have experience working with?
  • What is one recent trend in speech-language pathology that you think is important?
  • How do you plan to stay current with your professional knowledge and skills?
  • What is the difference between an articulation disorder and a phonological disorder?
  • What are some of the formal assessment tools that you have used to evaluate patients following stroke or head injury?
  • Describe the steps you'd take to conduct an evaluation (both quantitative and qualitative).
  • What clinical experience have you had in a school setting?
  • What kind of strategies would you use with a child who stutters and why?
  • Imagine a parent comes to you and tells you that she is taking her child out of speech because the child doesn't like it. How will you respond?
  • You are in a group setting with a child who stutters, a child with a receptive delay, and a child with artic only problems. How will you develop a therapy plan that will meet each child’s goals?
  • How would you deal with a situation in which you suspected a case of child abuse?
  • Explain how you would assess a child who is a nonnative English speaker.
  • What kind of experience do you have with voice disorders?
  • What oral-motor programs are you familiar with?
  • What experience do you have in working with people of other disciplines (OT, PT, etc.)?
Audiology related questions
  • Describe the most difficult patient you've had to test and outfit with a hearing device. How did you handle the situation?
  • How would you react if a patient started yelling at you?
  • Other than your audiogram, how do you assess a patient’s needs?
  • Walk me through your process of greeting a patient and conducting a case history.
  • With what assistive devices are you most familiar?
  • Are you more comfortable working with children or adults?
  • How do you decide which hearing aid brand to order for a patient?
  • How long does it take for you to conduct a basic audiological evaluation?
  • What is your philosophy about the various communication approaches used by children who are deaf or hard of hearing?
  • What tools do you use to ensure the hearing instruments are working appropriately for your patient?
  • Have you ever had a patient return a hearing aid? What interpersonal, financial, and legal issues must you consider when this happens?

Professional Associations

Professional associations offer many benefits to students, often including reduced-price membership, mentorship programs, “careers in…” information, job and internship listings, field-related conferences and publications, and much more. Be sure to check out sections on the associations’ websites related to students, education, careers, etc.