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6 Best Tips on How to find Speech Language Pathology Assistant jobs (SLPA)

Speech Language pathology assistant jobs in California!

Have you ever wondered about the job market for speech language pathologist assistant jobs in Los Angeles?

Well, let me tell you. It is competitive.

Probably not as competitive compared to some other jobs, however, both recruiting for speech language pathology assistants and also finding a job as a SLPA can be challenging.

Los Angeles has a more competitive market when it comes to SLPA jobs. Depending on the work settings such as schools, private clinics, hospitals, etc., the competition may vary.

Most SLPA’s work in public school settings and in early intervention settings such as private clinics.

There are several places students or recent SLPA graduates can look for employment.

  1. Indeed, or other job posting websites
  2. School job boards
  3. School career center
  4. Local school’s or clinic’s website
  5. Google search


What to look for when searching for speech language pathology assistant jobs?

  1. Company culture
  2. Benefits
  3. Salary
  4. Location and proximity
  5. Job and income stability
  6. Caseload
  7. Age group the company works with
  8. Credibility
  9. Advancement opportunities


Why is company culture important for SLPA jobs?

Company culture should be one of the most important factors when looking for a job. You spend most of your day in that environment, so if you don’t fit the company culture, it would not be a pleasant experience. SLPA’s also need support and guidance from each other when it comes to speech therapy techniques or services. Having a good team with an amazing culture can make a huge difference in your job satisfaction.

What salary should you be looking for in speech language pathology assistant jobs?

The salary differs based on the job setting you would be working at as a SLPA. Schools and clinics generally offer different rates, however, there are many different benefits in both settings and salary ranges. When searching for SLPA jobs, you have to take into consideration the stability of the income and whether you will get paid for cancellations or not.

It is very common to have cancellations from patients all the time. You have to weigh the pros and cons because most places might offer higher salary rates, but not pay for cancellations. Where on the other hand, you might get a slightly lower rate but still get paid for cancellations. In the long run, the lower rate might end up being more profitable for you.


Benefits of speech language pathology assistant jobs

In general, most places offer similar benefits. These are just a few things to look out for:

  1. Paid material
  2. Trainings
  3. PTO
  4. Vacation time
  5. Support
  6. Paid CEU’s
  7. Recognition

Why is advancement important for Speech language pathology assistant jobs?

Career advancement will give you a chance to grow and do more than just speech therapy. You can grow and get promoted to higher positions rather than staying stagnant. Speech therapy jobs are usually very stagnant with little to no room for growth. Make sure you look out for growth opportunities.


Now what?

Let me tell to an exciting news. Speech Improvement Center offers career opportunities for speech language pathology assistants. We have over 20 locations in southern California, so location and proximity would not be a huge problem for you. We offer salary based compensation which means you are paid for cancelations! WoOoHoOoO

Speech Improvement Center is all about growth and learning. You will get the chance to learn and grow as a speech therapist. You can advance your career and move up to leadership and managerial positions. Did I tell you that Speech Improvement Center has an amazing company culture? There is so much emphasis on culture and having fun in the company, you will love coming to work everyday because it is FUN!!!


To find out about how to become a SLPA in California, you can visit: How to become a Licensed SLPA in California – Speech Improvement Center

You can view our locations at: Locations – Speech Improvement Center

You can apply to join our team at: Careers – Speech Improvement Center


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