Audiologist & Speech-Language Pathologist
Learn about this occupation – including typical duties, education required, salary and job outlook information, job boards and more.
Audiologists diagnose, evaluate and treat individuals with peripheral and central hearing loss, tinnitus and balance problems. Speech-language pathologists diagnose, assess and treat human communication disorders including speech, fluency, language, voice and swallowing disorders. Audiologists and speech-language pathologists are employed in hospitals, community and public health centres, extended care facilities, day clinics, rehabilitation centres and educational institutions, or may work in private practice. (National Occupational Classification)
Find detailed information about the occupation, including typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification - Canadian occupational descriptions
- O*NET Online - U.S. resource for occupational descriptions and information
- OCCinfo by alis - Alberta-based occupational information
- Interview: Speech Pathologist in a hospital - from StudyinCanada.com
- Career Mentor profile - UM alumnus, Speech Language Pathologist (school)
- Career Mentor profile - UM alumnus, SLP (private practice, school)
- Sokanu occupational profiles - including videos: Audiologist, Speech Language Pathologist
- Day in the life of a Speech Therapist - The Princeton Review
- What do SLPs do? - Speech Language & Audiology Canada (SAC)
- What do Audiologists do? - SAC
- Career Profile: Audiologist - MB Association of Health Care Professionals
- Discover Your Future in Healthcare session recording - Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
The University of Manitoba does not offer training in Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology, but does offer the pre-requisite education that students can use in preparation for graduate programs. Please see the links below for more information about programs and their pre-requisite requirements. Note: Alongside graduate education, undergraduate programs in Communication Disorders are offered at some schools in Quebec and the U.S.
U of M Academic Calendar
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Faculty and Department Homepages
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Exploring Other Education Options
Information for foreign-trained Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists - Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials
Labour market information
Labour market information informs users of supply and demand for specific occupations and sectors. It includes such things as salary and job outlook information. These resources support informed career decision making and job search efforts.
- Trend Analysis: Job Market Report (Winnipeg region) - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S.
- Collective Agreements (see Salary Schedule A - Health Sciences Centre) - Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals
- Salary & Benefits Survey Report - Speech Language & Audiology Canada
- Salary Reports and Data for Speech Language Pathologists in Schools - ASHA
- Audiology Survey Report: Annual Salary Trends 2010–2016 (pdf) - ASHA
- Canada's Best Jobs 2018: The Top 25 - Audiologist & Speech Language Pathologist (#15) - Canadian Business magazine
Professional associations may organize events and provide directories, job postings, career and labour market information. Student membership opportunities may also be available: engage, learn and network!
- Speech Language & Audiology Canada (SAC)
- Canadian Academy of Audiology
- College of Audiologists & Speech-Language Pathologists of Manitoba
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Directories, Industry Associations, and Sector Councils
These resources provide industry news, labour market information and a list of potential employers. Remember, there are usually multiple industries worth exploring.
- Regional Health Authorities - Province of Manitoba
- Health Regions in Canada - listings and maps from Statistics Canada
- Hearing Directory - Canadian clinics
- School Divisions and Districts in Manitoba - Manitoba Education and Training
Search occupations of interest in the industry-specific job boards below to learn about skill requirements, employers, job duties and available jobs. You may also wish to search more general online job boards.
These external resources may provide you with additional information about the occupation and opportunities to build experience:
- University of Manitoba Undergraduate Leaders in Healthcare - campus student group
- The Canadian Hearing Society
- SLP Student Services (K-12) in Manitoba - Government of Manitoba
- Article: Newborn hearing screening expands across Manitoba on Sept. 1(2016) - CBC
- Article: Speech therapy can prevent a lifetime of struggles, so why are kids waiting so long for it?- The Globe & Mail
- Article: How a career in hearing loss can break Canada’s sound barrier - Maclean's
- Canadian Audiologist magazine - from the Canadian Academy of Audiologists
- Health Data & Reports - Canadian Centre for Health Information
- Health Care Career Guide - from TalentEgg.ca