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Speech Language Pathologist

2019 Job Trends

(If you’re here for a HOT Travel SLP job, scroll down to the bottom!)

It’s awesome to start looking at traveling speech language pathologist job trends and numbers. The traveling speech language pathology industry can change quickly. Where the hot jobs are and what settings are in highest demand for travelers is not the same year to year. As you are deciding where to go next or if you are even ready to take the leap, knowing the job market is very important.

In the past, the only way to find out this information was actually calling recruitment companies. Not only is this time consuming, you have to know the right questions to ask and you have to hope the recruiter you got on the phone is telling you the full truth.

But no longer. We are thrilled to have this resource for you so you have a great resource to see what the traveling speech language pathologist job trends look like for you today. This is a compilation of dozens of agencies, big and small, that shared their data with us so we could create something really special for you- traveling speech language pathologists!

 And keep on coming back- We will have brand new traveling speech language pathologist job trends out every quarter!

Traveling Speech Language Pathologist Jobs by State Summer 2019

When you start researching or talking to travel therapy companies one thing you will hear is “We staff in all 50 states”.

As you can see below, that is just not true. While they might be able to staff in all 50 states hypothetically, that does not mean there are actually traveling speech language pathologist jobs open in all 50 states.

This map is a compilation of a large percentage of the traveling speech language pathologist job market. Across all of the USA there are around 260 traveling speech language pathologist jobs open at one time. California is holding the trophy for having the most needs right now and that is a state that stays pretty consistent with having jobs (hint: great state to get a license in!)


What this means for Travel SLPs…

Traveling SLPs, it’s getting HOT in here! 🌞 We’ve seen the ebb and flow of traveling SLP positions, but there seem to be quite a few openings in almost every state. The time is now for our travel SLPs, dive right in!

Traveling SLP Jobs: What Nomadicare Recruiters are Saying…

This market is warming up and HOT, pending the setting. Setting availability goes back and forth between pediatric- or adults-heavy but always lots of options! There are Pediatric SLPS and Adult SLPs and Hospital SLPs and SNF SLPs - being open to interviewing for where your specialty is location-wise will be important to finding where they can make the most impact and fit in the best for 13 weeks. I think the SLP market has a bright future!

Strong, strong, strong! I would always recommend having 1-3 active licensures, so you always have something to fall back on. But overall, a strong market right now!

Massachusetts is beautiful during the summer, hint…hint ;)

What we heard in Spring 2019…

“I wish I could find more [traveling speech language pathologists], both medical and school. We have so many great jobs in both fields. Clients are dying for SLP coverage! I want to work with all the [traveling speech language pathologists]- 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 [traveling speech language pathologists] 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.”

Traveling Speech Language Pathology Job Settings

setting Breakdown for traveling speech language pathologist

59% SNF

24% Hospital

7% Schools

4% Outpatient Rehab

3% Inpatient Rehab

2% Hospice

1% Home Health

Our take at Nomadicare…

Word out there is that this market is HOT and is becoming the place to be in the travel therapy world. It sure is on the rise! ore available traveling More recruiting agencies are bringing on more opportunities for traveling SLPs, even those needing to complete their Cfy, which is harder to come by for the Traveling Speech Language Pathologists out there. We heard in spring that the market should pick up, and the predictions seem to be coming true! We think it’s going to go up from here!

Some states to consider for our traveling SLPs (although you have so many options!):

  • California

  • Minnesota

  • Massachusetts

  • Texas

  • Maryland

Our advice to our Traveling Speech Language Pathologists: 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, yes, even to complete your Cfy with a travel assignment. Get your bags packed, it’s time for an adventure!

Number of reported Traveling Speech Language Pathologist 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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