Speech-language pathologists held about 119,300 jobs in 2008. About 48
percent were employed in educational services. Others were employed in
hospitals; offices of other health practitioners, including speech-language
pathologists; nursing care facilities; home healthcare services; individual
and family services; outpatient care centers; and child day care centers.
Nine percent of speech-language pathologists were self-employed in 2008.
They contract to provide services in schools, offices of physicians,
hospitals, or nursing care facilities, or work as consultants to industry.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition