Speech-Language Pathology in Denver

The Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation dedicated to promoting healthcare systems, ranks Colorado as one of the top 10 states for healthcare performance. The foundation evaluated states’ healthcare systems based on access, quality of care, efficiency, outcomes, and income-based disparities.

There may be opportunities within the state’s healthcare system for speech-language pathologists (SLPs) to help residents in Denver or other areas in Colorado who face communicative challenges and need access to speech-language pathology services.

Speech-Language Pathology Jobs in Colorado

30 percent

Expected SLP job growth in Colorado, 2016–20261


2019 Median SLP annual wage in Colorado2

SLP Opportunities in Denver

Denver presents a diverse range of opportunities for SLPs, including employment in educational, medical, and research settings. Explore a few ways SLPs can make a difference in Denver.

  • Denver’s public school system is one of the fastest-growing in the nation,3 leading to an increasing number of students in need of speech-language pathology services. SLPs in Denver schools can help children overcome stuttering, disfluencies, and other disorders to improve their learning experiences.
  • A variety of transgender health services are offered in Denver. SLPs can help transgender clients achieve more authentic voices and vocal patterns.
  • The Denver metropolitan area has a strong community for stroke survivors. SLPs who want to help this population regain the ability to speak and swallow can pursue employment in stroke rehabilitation centers and other inpatient and outpatient settings.

How to Become a Licensed SLP in Denver

SLPs in Denver encounter the full spectrum of speech and swallowing disorders, requiring in-depth education and experience to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment. To practice in Denver and cities across the state, Colorado’s Office of Speech-Language Pathology Certification sets minimum licensure standards for all SLPs.

The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies requires aspiring SLPs to hold at least a master’s degree in the field. To see how our master’s program aligns with Colorado requirements, visit our licensure website.

Why Speech@NYU?

Colorado residents are eligible to earn an esteemed SLP master’s degree from NYU Steinhardt. The online master of science program in Communicative Sciences and Disorders is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. As a graduate, you will be prepared to pursue licensure in Colorado.

Earn Your Master’s through Speech@NYU

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


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

2 CareerOneStop, Wages for Speech-Language Pathologists in Denver, CO (accessed June 19, 2020) arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference

3 Denver Office of Children’s Affairs, “Denver Public Schools Fact Sheet” (accessed October 24, 2019) arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference