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Dual AuD/SLP

JaggyJ

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Jan 3, 2015
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  1. Pre-Health (Field Undecided)
    I have applied to an AuD program for fall 2015 but after reading some negative reviews of the profession of audiology I am considering doing a dual program for audiology and speech pathology to give me an option once entering the field. Does anyone have any insight or advice for this track? Thank you!
     

    c_three

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    Sep 26, 2014
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    1. Pre-Audiology
      I'm not aware of any programs that offer a dual program in AuD/SLP. Are you saying you would complete one program after the other? I think it would be impossible to complete both programs concurrently.
       

      Aranel323

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      Aug 3, 2014
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        I agree, there are joint AUD/PHD programs, but not AUD/SLP. You would need to complete one and then the other... and that's around 6 years. I would honestly figure out which is best for you and pursue that alone. You can always go back later to do the other, but that's a lot of money too for "options"

        What are your concerns about audiology? I am applying for Fall 2015 too, and am also aware of some negatives in the field. You're right, SLP is probably a more stable option with more stable job options, but for me, I don't want to be an SLP. I wouldn't enjoy the work. I want to be an audiologist, and am aware of the challenges in the field.
         
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        Aranel323

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        Aug 3, 2014
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          That's a valid concern. From my understanding, most programs have 100% employment rate after graduation... however, you will probably have to move. I want to work in pediatrics, and so I need to be open to the whole country to find the job I want. However, if you want a job in a certain state or city, SLP is much better option, more dense jobs. I do think that job prospects are rather positive with audiology, but you have to be willing to move as there may just be a handful in any given city.
           
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