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A Guide to Your Speech-Language Pathology Career

The human species has accomplished so much thanks to our ability to understand language and communicate through speech. When that ability is delayed in children or breaks down in adults, many facets of life become more challenging. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) help people with speech and language disorders learn to communicate better and improve their lives.

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6 SLP Interview Questions

Do you view communication as a building block of society? If so, a career in speech-language pathology (SLP) may be for you. Speech-language pathologists are experts in communication, helping people who have problems with speech sounds, language, social communication, voice, fluency, hearing, and even swallowing.[1] Due to the level of expertise needed, SLP positions require

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22 Creative Careers in Occupational Therapy

If you’re an aspiring or practicing occupational therapist (OT), you may be wondering what non-traditional OT roles could be open to you other than the usual examples of occupational therapy specializations. You might be surprised to learn that there are, in fact, many options for OTs who feel less inclined to work a traditional staff

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Occupational Therapy vs Physical Therapy: What Are the Differences? | USAHS

Physical therapy and occupational therapy are both rehabilitative disciplines that require hands-on work—leading many people to believe they are interchangeable. However, these professions vary greatly. When deciding which healthcare career is right for you, it’s important to know the differences between occupational therapy vs physical therapy that set these two roles apart. How is Occupational

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OT vs. OTA: Which Career Path Is Right for You?

If you are looking for a creative career helping patients improve the quality of their lives, consider occupational therapy. There are two paths to practicing within this dynamic, growing, and well-paid field: the occupational therapist (OT) route and the occupational therapy assistant (OTA) route. In this post, we lay out the similarities and differences between

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Physical Therapy Advancement Opportunities

Becoming a licensed physical therapist is a huge milestone—but it’s just the beginning of your career. The best PTs are always looking for the next step. That’s what PTs do, after all—they encourage their patients to move forward, one step at a time. Once you have earned your Doctor of Physical Therapy degree and are

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Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology Salary Guide

If you want to help people communicate better, overcome speech and language obstacles, and improve their lives, a career in speech-language pathology may be the right move for you. As a speech-language pathologist (SLP), you will assess, diagnose, and treat speech-related problems and swallowing disorders in children and adults alike.  Finding a job that ignites

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Speech-Language Pathologist vs. Speech Therapist

Are you curious about the difference between job descriptions for speech therapists and speech-language pathologists? Whether you’re considering speech-related careers or researching what kind of rehabilitation practitioner could help you or a loved one with a communications disorder, you’re not alone. Speech therapists and speech-language pathologists are the same—there are no educational or qualification differences

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Is DPT Worth It?

If you’re dreaming about helping patients restore their mobility and quality of life, and you’re exploring what it would take to become a physical therapist, you may be wondering, “Is a degree in physical therapy worth it?” The answer to this question depends, of course, on your personal career goals. Some people choose to become

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Searching for Equity: The Library’s LGBTQIA2+ Resources

  For Pride Month, we’re focusing the USAHS blog on topics relating to the LGBTQIA2+ and other intersectional communities. For this post, we spoke to Matthew Chase, MASP, MLIS, a staff member whose efforts are expanding the resources available to students and faculty around healthcare equity for LGBTQIA2+ people. Chase, the librarian on our San

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A Day in the Life of a Nurse Manager

As we celebrate Nurses Month, we at USAHS wanted to get a sense of what a typical workday is like for a nurse manager. We asked alum Ahnnya Slaughter, DNP, to tell us all about a day in her life. Dr. Slaughter graduated in 2021 from USAHS’ Doctor of Nursing Practice program, the Nurse Executive

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10 USAHS Alumni with Cool Nursing Careers—Beyond Bedside Care

It’s been an intense two-plus years for nurses on the front lines. Many in the profession are branching out into other areas of nursing—and are earning their graduate degrees to get there. In celebration of Nurses Week, we connected with recent USAHS alumni who are doing impressive things in nursing beyond bedside care. From authors

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