Meeting the Needs of Ohio
The need for speech-language pathologists to work with children and adults who have communication disorders in the state of Ohio is clear. There are openings in public schools, hospitals, and nursing homes for competent, well-trained speech-language pathologists with a master’s degree. This need is expected to continue for the foreseeable future.
Ohio continues to post numerous job listings for qualified speech-language pathologists. The large variety of employment settings can include providing therapy services to all ages and can include early intervention programs, schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, long-term care facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and private practices.
Ohio ranks in the top 30% of the nation in the number of its elderly citizens. Projections are that the elderly population will continue to increase in the coming years. Given the communication disorders that result from age-related neurological problems such as stroke, dementia, Parkinson’s disease and others, there will continue to be a need for additional speech-language pathologists to serve this growing population.