Frequently Asked Questions About Audiology and Speech Language Pathology Careers

Do you need pediatric experience to work at Children's?

No. Whether you are interested in working as an audiologist, speech pathologist, or clinical fellow, pediatric experience is not required. You are given extensive training and tools to make the transition to pediatrics as smooth as possible.

Do I have to deal with critically sick children all the time?

No. It is a common misconception that by working at Children's Hospital, you are constantly surrounded by critically ill children. This is not the case. Certainly, assisting sick kids will be a very important part of your job, but you will also assist children who are not in critical danger and simply need normal diagnostic testing and treatment. 

What makes the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Department unique at Children's?

As an employee of the Communication Disorders Department, you will have the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment. You will be surrounded by a team of individuals dedicated to the care of the children and the support of their families. You will also be exposed to learning and educational opportunities while working with many of the departments throughout the hospital. 

What is the work schedule like?

We recognize the importance of a positive work-life balance for every employee. Every consideration is given to balancing lifestyles and the operational needs of the department.

What is the environment like?

The environment is kept child friendly with a focus on family-centered care. Our additional community locations in Wexford, Monroeville, and Bethel Park are also held to the same highest standards of care, while maintaining a child friendly environment that fosters a warm and welcoming feel. All of our employees at all locations function as a team to support one another to meet the needs of the children and their families. 

What are some of the learning opportunities?

Children's is dedicated to maintaining its status as one of the top pediatric hospitals in the nation. Our commitment to education is an important step toward achieving that goal. Our clinicians remain skilled in all of the cutting-edge technology as it becomes available. We are always striving for growth and improvement in our services. At all of our locations, you will find collaborative team members who continually learn from one another on a daily basis.

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