Voice Pathologist

Diagnose and treat voice disorders.
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Salary Range
$43,000 – $104,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Voice Pathologists do?

Diagnoses and treats voice disorders, such as those associated with professional use of voice: Develops and implements perceptual evaluation procedures and psychophysical methods for voice assessment. Collects diagnostic data on individuals, such as output pressures, airflow, chestwall movements, and articular and laryngeal displacement, using scopes and other measuring instruments. Analyzes and interprets diagnostic data and consults with OTOLARYNGOLOGIST 070.101-062 and other professionals to determine method of treatment, such as surgery, vocal modification, or voice therapy. Plans and conducts voice therapy sessions, applying auditory, visual, kinematic, and biofeedback techniques. Plans and conducts voice hygiene workshops. Calibrates equipment. May teach voice science to associates and direct research in area of voice. May establish procedures and direct operation of laboratory specializing in diagnosing and treating voice disorders and be designated Director, Bio-Communications Laboratory.

Should I be a Voice Pathologist?

You should have a master's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Leader: You're good at taking charge, giving directions, and inspiring other people.

  • How to become a Voice Pathologist

    Most Voice Pathologists have a Master's degree. Start by getting your Bachelor's degree. Chart?chd=s:aaaa9a&chl=||||master%27s+%2899%25%29|doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,99
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