Sri Ramachandra Faculty of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology
AUDIOLOGY AND SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY AS A CAREER: SCOPE AND PROSPECTS
Audiologists and speech language pathologists (ASLPs) are in high demand across the globe. Audiologists were the second most in-demand profession in the United States of America in 2015, according to Forbes magazine . The Wall Street Journal ranked Audiologist and Speech Language Pathologist (ASLP) among the top 10 professionals in 2014. Recently in 2019 CareerCast.com, a website for career seekers and employers, ranked audiologist as the 14th best job out of 200 jobs. The employment of audiologists is expected to increase by 10% from 2021 to 2031, which is faster than the average for all occupations.
ASLPs serve as clinicians, researchers, administrators, educators, counsellors, and consultants in a variety of national and international contexts, including hospitals, private clinics, schools, hearing aid dispensaries, universities, institutions, and industries, among others. Thousands of ASLPs currently work in a variety of clinical settings in India. India is one of the few countries where students who complete the four-year undergraduate degree programme are qualified to work as both an Audiologist and a Speech Language Pathologist.
Since our institution's inception in 1995, we have produced over 400 graduates over the past quarter-century. Up to forty percent of graduates are employed in countries such as the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Australia, and those in the Middle East. Several graduates are globally recognised and occupy positions of leadership.Click here to understand the scope of an audiologist better.