Best Jobs in America: SLPs, PTs, and OTs

January 29th, 2020 | Posted by bbarr in Education Services

Glassdoor just released their list for the 50 best jobs in America for 2020. Using data from their platform, the list was created based on job satisfaction, salary, and number of job openings. Read on to find out why Speech Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, and Occupational Therapists rank highly on the list for best jobs in America.

Speech Language Pathologists Rank as 8th Best Job in America

No surprise that Speech Language Pathologists took the #8 spot on the list! School-based SLPs are lucky to have consistent caseloads with a set schedule. They typically report their stable work environment and nearby clinical support as key advantages. The median base salary for SLPs is $71,867, with 29,167 available job openings in the United States. Job satisfaction averages 3.8 (out of 5) for the position. Being a school-based SLP is unlike any other career – you get to help children build confidence and communicate clearly! It’s no wonder Speech Language Pathologists are ranked so highly on Glassdoor’s list.

Find Speech Language Pathologist openings here!

Physical Therapists Rank Number 20

School-based physical therapists are essential to many students’ lives, which explains how PTs snagged the #20 spot on Glassdoor’s list. PTs help students build strength, get more flexible, and manage pain. The median base salary for PTs is $71,483, with 28,886 available job openings in the United States. Job satisfaction averages 3.6 (out of 5) for the position. School-based PTs have a dynamic work environment that never gets boring. Every day is different: the diverse personalities and backgrounds of their students make each interaction interesting.

Discover Physical Therapist openings here!

Occupational Therapists Rank Number 23

Coming in at #23 on Glassdoor’s list, school-based occupational therapists help children with disabilities thrive and grow. OTs help these kids live life to the fullest by supporting them throughout the school year. The median base salary for OTs is $74,339, with 14,838 available job openings in the United States. Job satisfaction averages 3.6 (out of 5) for the position. School-based OTs have remarkable job security, since schools are legally required to assist children with special needs. Opportunities abound for contract OTs with in-demand skills.

Search Occupational Therapist openings here!

Work with Kids (Not Computers)

Many of the other top jobs on Glassdoor’s list require coding and engineering skills, like the following:

  • Front End Engineer
  • Java Developer
  • DevOps Engineer
  • Data Engineer
  • Software Engineer

Do you prefer working with kids rather than computers? Then you’ll find that Speech Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, and Occupational Therapists have the highest job satisfaction and extremely competitive pay.

Browse all school-based openings here!

By Aubrey Schieuer

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