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Speech-Language Therapist

Kaihaumanu Reo ā-Waha

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Speech-language therapists assess and treat people who have problems with communication or swallowing. This may include difficulties with speech, language, thought processes or moving their bodies.


Speech-language therapists usually earn

$47K-$100K per year

Source: District Health Board/PSA, Allied, Public Health and Technical 'Multi Employer Collective Agreement'; New Zealand Speech-language Therapists' Association.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job are average for newly-qualified speech-language therapists but good for those with experience.
Hannah Clements showing a young client a video game

Speech-language therapists need to be able to relate to a wide variety of people

Last updated 13 July 2018