Speech-Language Pathology in Columbus

Ohio’s most populous city1, Columbus, is also home to some of the nation’s top-ranked hospitals according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 rankings.

SLPs in Columbus are needed in a variety of settings, including hospitals and schools, to work with people of all ages who have disorders related to communicating and swallowing.

Speech-Language Pathology Jobs in Ohio

17 percent

Expected SLP job growth in Ohio, 2016–20262


2019 Median SLP annual wage in Ohio3

SLP Opportunities in Columbus

SLPs who work in Columbus are needed to work directly with children, adults, and seniors who have various communication disorders. Here are some settings in which licensed SLPs can help residents in this city.

Serve School-Age Children

Schools in cities across Ohio, including Columbus, may be hiring licensed SLPs who have a professional pupil services license and are deemed to be of good moral character.

Treat TBI Survivors

Therapy centers throughout Columbus and Franklin County offer services for adults who have experienced traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). In 2012, 1,291 cases of TBI were reported in Franklin County, up from 765 in 2004.4 SLPs help survivors of all ages through inpatient and outpatient therapy.

How to Become a Licensed SLP in Columbus

The ability to treat and conduct research into communicative and swallowing disorders requires specialized knowledge and skills that must be developed over time. To acquire licensure to practice independently in Columbus, SLPs must meet a variety of educational and professional requirements to ensure they will deliver the best care to those who need it.

The Ohio Speech and Hearing Professionals Board regulates professional practice in the state, establishing the standards that SLPs in Columbus must meet. To become an SLP in Columbus, one of the first steps is to earn a speech-language pathology master’s degree. It is helpful that the program is accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA).

To see how our master’s program aligns with Ohio requirements, visit our licensure website.

Why Speech@NYU?

Ohio residents can earn a master of science in Communicative Sciences and Disorders online from NYU. NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development delivers a program accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association that prepares you to pursue licensure in Columbus. Speech@NYU features a unique curriculum that prepares you to pursue roles in any SLP setting.

Earn Your Master’s through Speech@NYU

Learn how NYU Steinhardt’s online program prepares you to advance your SLP career in Columbus.


1 United States Census Bureau, “The South is Home to 10 of the 15 Fastest-Growing Large Cities” arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference

2 CareerOneStop, Projected Employment for Speech Language Pathologists in Ohio (accessed October 24, 2019) arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference

3 CareerOneStop, Wages for Speech-Language Pathologists in Columbus, OH (accessed June 19, 2020) arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference

4 Central Ohio Trauma System, 2015 Report: A Public Health Assessment arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference