Years of study
Median age of
professionals in this field
3-year public sector job
Speech-language pathologists are commonly known for helping people who struggle with stuttering, lisps, and fluency. However, this is only one part of what they do. The scope of a speech-language pathologist’s practice is broad, which makes them an invaluable part of New Brunswick’s healthcare system. They work with patients of all ages to prevent, diagnose, and provide treatment for speech, language, voice, and swallowing disorders – helping restore or improve a patient’s ability to communicate and/or swallow properly. Opportunities for speech-language pathologists are growing in New Brunswick, where everyone deserves to have a voice.
Speech-language pathologists work closely with their patients and spend a lot of time together, from evaluation to treatment, so good communication skills and compassion are a must. Problem solvers, hard-workers, and people with a keen eye for detail thrive in this career. A day in the life of a speech-language pathologist is never the same as the last, so professionals must always stay on their toes – but it keeps the job exciting.