Speech Therapist


Speech Specialist

Minimum B.Sc. in Speech Therapy

Minimum experience of 2 to 7 years in relevant field

The tasks a Speech Therapist and Audiologist is expected to perform include:

Determining the type and degree of hearing impairment, site of damage and the resultant effects on comprehension and speech

Implementing habilitation and rehabilitation services for patients

Administering and interpreting variety of tests, such as discrimination tests, speech reception, air and bone conduction, etc.

Evaluating test results in relation to behavioural, social, educational and medical information obtained from patients, their families, teachers, speech pathologists and other professionals

Determining communication problems related to hearing disability

Instructing speech handicapped persons in development of desirable speech habits by training of articulation and voice

Providing counselling and guidance to speech and language handicapped persons

Consultingwith thepatient?s family concerning social and psychological problems associated with speech disabilities

Referring patient to physician or surgeon, if medical treatment is determined necessary

Skilled in rehabilitation services, including hearing aid selection and orientation, counselling, auditory training, lip reading, language habilitation and speech conservation

Efficient in providing other treatment/ remedial programmes that are designed to restore or improve communicative efficiency developed during consultation

Skilled in following up with remedial programmes that are developed in close consultation along with speech pathologists and other professionals

Not required

Ability to work independently

Good communication skills





It is a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option maybe available

Working hours

Hospitals/clinics usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from hospital to hospital

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc., if not taken care of

For candidates with experience of 2 to 7 years - 20,000 to 37,500 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Healthcare Industry in India

The Indian Brand Equity Foundation in their report on the Healthcare sector of India has stated that healthcare has become one of India's largest sectors - both in terms of revenue and employment. The industry comprises of hospitals, medical devices, clinical trials, outsourcing, telemedicine, medical tourism, health insurance and medical equipment.

The Indian healthcare industry is growing at a tremendous pace due to its strengthening coverage, services and increasing expenditure by public as well private players. The outlook for the Indian healthcare industry looks positive owing to high growth rate in almost all its segments, whether it is primary healthcare, secondary and tertiary healthcare, medical equipment, diagnostics, health insurance or medical tourism. The ever growing population, increasing government expenditure on health and growing per capita income will increase the size of this industry in the years to come. Per capita income is expected to increase at a CAGR of 5.7% over 2012-18. Rising incomes mean a steady growth in the ability to access healthcare and related services.

Considering all these aspects, it is safe to say that the job demand for a Speech Therapist and Audiologist is likely to increase in the coming years.

Government and private hospitals

Healthcare centres


Nursing homes

Cities and towns across India