Voice Pathologist

Voice Therapist

Minimum B.Sc. in Speech Language Sciences

Not required

The tasks a Voice Pathologist is expected to perform include:

Diagnosing and treating voice disorders such as those associated with professional use of voice

Developing and implementing perceptual evaluation procedures and psychophysical methods for voice assessment

Collecting diagnostic data on individuals, such as output pressures, airflow, chest wall movements, and articular and laryngeal displacement

Using scopes and other measuring instruments

Analyzsing and interpreting diagnostic data

Consulting with other professionals to determine method of treatment such as surgery, vocal modification or voice therapy

Planning and conducting voice therapy sessions

Applying auditory, visual, kinematic and biofeedback techniques

Skilled in undertaking patient assessments

Proficient in planning and providing appropriate treatment

Efficient in giving advice and support to patients, family members and teachers

Skilled in liaising with doctors, physiotherapists, teachers, family members and carergivers

Proficient in performing controlled therapy sessions with individuals, groups and/or families

Skilled in using speech related computer applications

Knowledge of assessing techniques for voice disorders

Familiar with treatment options available for different voice disorders

Will be updated


Ability to work independently

Good communication skills





Strong interpersonal skills

It is not 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 freshers INR 12,000 to INR 15,000 per monthFor candidates with experience - INR 20,000 to INR 30,000 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 its 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 Voice Pathologist is likely to increase in the coming years.

Government and private hospitals

Health centres


Nursing homes

Cities and towns across India