Entering the Workforce
Exploring Career Options
If you are not planning to continue on to graduate school after earning an undergraduate degree with a major of Communication Sciences and Disorders, you may have questions about entering the workforce after graduation. Navigating the best career path for you starts with understanding the different paths before you.
Each School or College at UW Madison (i.e. the School of Human Ecology, the College of Letters and Science) has its own career services resource center on campus. At each career services office you can receive career advising, participate in workshops, career fairs, practice for interviews and more. You can locate your career services office, schedule an appointment, and discover campus events here: https://careers.wisc.edu/students/.
Speech-language Pathology and Audiology Support Roles
The American Speech Hearing Association defines assistants as audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel. People may enter an assistant role through a variety of channels and the requirements to serve in this capacity vary in each state. (See the ASHA State-by-State information under the Advocacy tab on the ASHA website. Select the “Support Personnel” subheading after choosing the individual state.) Additionally, job duties and responsibilities may vary. Assistants may be required to be licensed, certified, or registered in order to work in various states, and they may also be required to obtain continuing education units (CEUs) or professional development hours (PDHs) to maintain their licensure, certification, or registration in the individual states.
For more information, please see: https://www.asha.org/associates/Career-Pathway-for-Assistants/