Speech-Language Pathology in Philadelphia

Philadelphia may be better known for its history, sports teams, and cheesesteaks than healthcare infrastructure, but the city’s healthcare system is responsible for serving its more than 1.5 million residents.1 Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are an important part of that system, providing essential services for people throughout the area.

As an SLP in Philadelphia, you can treat people of all ages with speech and swallowing disorders, helping them enjoy a higher quality of life.

Speech-Language Pathology Jobs in Pennsylvania

14 percent

Expected SLP job growth in Pennsylvania, 2016–20262


2019 Median SLP annual wage in Pennsylvania3

SLP Opportunities in Philadelphia

Whether you want to work directly with clients or conduct cutting-edge research in the field, you can find fulfilling opportunities in Philadelphia.

Serve Stroke Survivors

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, thousands of older Philadelphia residents are hospitalized for strokes each year, which could lead to difficulty swallowing. SLPs can help survivors regain the essential muscle function to enjoy their favorite foods again.

How to Become a Licensed SLP in Philadelphia

With a range of speech and swallowing disorders affecting Philadelphia residents, SLPs need to be properly educated in many techniques so they can treat clients effectively. Before you can practice speech-language pathology services independently, you must become licensed in Pennsylvania.

The State Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology evaluates aspiring SLPs and grants licenses to those who meet its standards. One of the educational requirements is to earn a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from an accredited program. To see how our master’s program aligns with Pennsylvania requirements, visit our licensure website.

Why Speech@NYU?

Speech@NYU is the online master of science program in Communicative Sciences and Disorders delivered by the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Without attending classes in New York City, you can earn your master’s from an accredited program that prepares you to pursue licensure and employment in a variety of settings in Philadelphia.

Earn Your Master’s through Speech@NYU

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


1 United States Census Bureau, 2018 population estimate for Philadelphia city, Pennsylvania arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference

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

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