Are Speech Language Pathologists and school psychologists in demand?

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  1. fedfanforever11

    fedfanforever11 Rookie

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    Which is more in demand :a special education teacher, an elementary school teacher, a school psychologist, school social worker, or a speech language pathologist? (in the school system) I'm especially curious about the speech pathologist, the school psychologist, and the school social worker. My younger sister is considering these career choices. She really wants to work in a school, but she wants to work with individual children, not with 20 kids at a time. She also wants to work with children with disabilities so her top 3 options are (in order): School Psychologist, Speech, and Social Worker. Does anyone have an idea of the job market for these 3 jobs in New England? (Mass...but Virginia is also an option for relocation)
     
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    fedfanforever11 Rookie

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    Also, she doesn't only want to work with kids with disabilities. She wants to work with all kids, but enjoys working with kids with disabilities and kids who come from troubled backgrounds. (which is why social worker is an option).
    And by speech pathologist and social worker, I mean the one's who work in the school system, not elsewhere.
     
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    smalltowngal Multitudinous

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    I know in my area of TX, speech pathologists have been hard to fill positions.
     
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    in my area: speech language - yes, psychologist - no
     
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    terptoteacher Connoisseur

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    we've had 2 slp positions posted for 3 years...
     
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    SLPs are in high demand here. We can't seem to keep a speech teacher, and last year our kids didn't get serviced the way that they should.
     
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    SLP's are in very high demand in Ohio.
     
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    Demand in the order you wrote them: the speech pathologist, the school psychologist, and the school social worker.
     
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    My district has 1-2 SLPs per building... Social workers either work 1 or 2 building, depending on the size of the student population... we don't have our own psychologist.

    If that helps :)
     

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