Speech-Language Pathology in Houston

Known as Space City, Houston is home to the world’s largest medical complex as well as approximately 2.3 million residents.1 Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are needed in hospitals, schools, and clinics throughout the area to help people living with disorders affecting their ability to speak and swallow.

Speech-Language Pathology Jobs in Texas

27 percent

Expected SLP job growth in Texas, 2016–20262


2019 Median SLP annual wage in Texas3

SLP Opportunities in Houston

Houston offers research-based positions as well as opportunities to work directly with children, adults, and seniors. Here are a few settings where you can serve residents while advancing your career.

Provide Bilingual Services

Considered by WalletHub to be the most diverse city in the United States in 2019, Houston is home to people of many ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds. Bilingual SLPs may be of valuable service to residents with communication disorders whose first language is not English.

Treat Stuttering or Speech Disorders

Houston’s public school system educates more than 209,000 students4 and has numerous special education offerings, including speech therapy. SLPs may be hired at the school or district level to treat disorders such as stuttering or speech errors commonly found in young children.

How to Become a Licensed SLP in Houston

SLPs in Houston need a depth of knowledge and experience to help residents of all ages thrive. Before you can practice as an SLP in Houston or any other city in Texas, you must meet the requirements set by the state’s Department of Licensing and Regulation.

To be considered for licensure, you must meet the minimum educational requirement of a master’s degree in speech pathology. To see how our master’s program aligns with Texas requirements, visit our licensure website.

Why Speech@NYU?

Speech@NYU not only enables you to earn an NYU Steinhardt master’s degree in speech-language pathology but also gives you the knowledge and skills you need to pursue employment in all major SLP settings.

Whether you want to work in schools or hospitals or conduct research, you can take the first step by earning a master of science in Communicative Sciences and Disorders online from the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

Earn Your Master’s through Speech@NYU

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


1 United States Census Bureau, 2018 population estimate for Houston city, Texas arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference

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

3 CareerOneStop, Wages for Speech-Language Pathologists in Houston, TX (accessed June 18, 2020) arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference

4 Houston ISD, General Information (accessed October 24, 2019) arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference