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Speech therapistDownload as PDF Add to favorites
What are my activities in this job?Speech therapists assess and treat deficiencies in language, speech, vocals, swallowing and hearing, if these are speech-related. They make diagnoses and provide treatment and consultation for patients and relatives. Treatment is provided using speech therapy methods such as breathing and relaxation exercises. Speech therapists work closely together with doctors and administer treatment according to doctors' orders.
Where can I work?Speech therapists can work in specialised clinics for hearing, voice and language disorders, specialist ear, nose and throat practices, neurology, rehabilitation facilities and hospitals or can work on an independent basis.
What requirements must I meet?
- Secondary school certificate; first general education school leaving certificate and a completed two-year course of training/education; successful completion of ten years of schooling that extends the first general education school leaving certificate; other general schooling.
- General medical fitness and fluency in German
How much will the training cost?Subject to certain costs, such as school fees or admission/examination fees.
Information on training & education programmes
Location of the training provider
Type of training/education
Academic and practical
1,740 theoretical and practical hours as well as 2,100 on-the-job practical hours.
No remuneration is paid during the school training course.