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Language Pathology

Quarterly Update Spring 2019

Estimated Number of Job Openings for Travel Speech Language Pathologists


The Estimated Time it Take to Get a Travel Speech Language Pathologist License

Another great thing to look at when trying to decide where to travel to is how long the license takes to get back.

Travel jobs have a quick turn around time and it will be rare for a hiring manager to interview you without a license in the state you are applying for jobs.

But each state license costs money. Takes time. And something I did not think about when I was getting started: every license I owned was a license I needed to keep up with. That means renewals and that means each time I want a new license in a new state I would have to request a letter of good standing to all my old license states!

Big takeaway here is to put a bit of thought into each license. Think about:

  1. Are there actually jobs in that state?

  2. How much money and time does this license require?

  3. Is this a good one to have that is worth the upkeep?


What Nomadicare Recruiters are saying about it…

I wish I could find more SLPs, both medical and school. We have so many great jobs in both fields. Clients are dying for SLP coverage! I want to work wall the SLP travelers- school and medical! We have so many GREAT positions available within this market!

The job market for travel SLPs is just warming up! And really great for SLPs who are open to SNF or Acute Care! [And in the next three months] I expect the travel SLP market to still be hot!

I don’t see this [market] cooling off anytime soon. We have a TON of SLP positions and are continuing to target the school system!

It’s a great market right now! It seems like whenever a job opens up they take a while to fill.


🌞 What this means for SLPs this quarter: Get in, the water’s warm!

It’s starting to warm up for our SLPs out there! We’ve seen the ebb and flow of travel SLP positions, but there seems to be a handful open in many, many states. Jump in, but be prepared to be flexible. We think it’s just heating up!

Travel Speech Language Pathology

The Breakdown

59% SNF

24% Hospital

7% Schools

4% Outpatient Rehab

3% Inpatient Rehab

2% Hospice

1% Home Health

Our take at Nomadicare…

Sure, we have seen more available jobs in the past months at times, but we think this is a start to things getting warmer over the summer and into the fall. More recruiting agencies are bringing on more opportunities for SLP’s, even those needing to complete their Cfy, which is harder to come by for Travel Speech Language Pathology. Only time will tell, but we think it’s going to go up from here!

Right now the most opportunities seem to be in SNFs, Hospitals or Schools. Some states to consider for our travel SLP’s:

  • California

  • Kentucky

  • Arizona

  • Texas

  • Massachusetts and a few other East Coast states

Our advice to our travel SLPs: If you’re considering traveling in the near future, it’s definitely a good idea to get a recruiter on your team, talk about what your needs are and see if opportunities are opening up where you’d like! Looks like there’s a little bit available all around right now and we think it’s only going to get warmer.

Number of reported Travel SLP Openings Since November 2018

Please remember that we at Nomadicare are basing all statistics and estimates on this page on information provided by our recruiters and partners. It is here to give you our very best estimate on the job market this quarter with information we have in hand.

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