Alternate Career Options for Speech Therapist

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Lavender_Laughter in Somewhere

46 months ago

I just graduated with an M.S. in communication disorders (speech therapy). However, I'm a total introvert and didn't like most of my clinicals (the only one I enjoyed was outpatient where you see patients one-on-one). The only jobs available are in schools and nursing homes where you have to see groups of people at a time. At this point I'm about to jump out of my skin. I was THISCLOSE to studying computer science and am kicking myself in the rear for not doing so. I know that any job will require you to interact with others (I don't want a job where I'm totally isolated), but as an SLP, you are constantly interacting with people. I originally went into the field wanting to work with people and augmentative communication and wanted to be an assistive technology specialist. It seems like those positions are few and far between. Any suggestions? I also have been a freelance writer, and was able to get a scholarly paper published during grad school (which I really enjoyed participating in). I'm trying to come up with ways to leverage my skill sets in hopes of finding something. So far, I've thought about something with grant writing and IT (although I would probably need additional experience in those areas). Any suggestions are welcome! Thanks.

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