Job Hunting Online
by Judith Maginnis Kuster - Mankato State University
In 1995, Money Magazine ranked speech-language pathology and
audiology 11th on their list of the "Fifty Hottest Jobs." The
employment outlook for speech-language pathology and audiology
continues to be excellent. The U.S. Government's Bureau of Labor
Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook for 1996-97
states that employment of speech-
language pathologists and audiologists is projected to grow much faster
than the average, with an increase of 36 percent or more through the year
While today's healthy job market suggests employers may need help to find
people to fill vacancies -- and several sites below can help them do that --
this column will focus primarily on ways to use the Internet to find a job.
Many sites post vacancy notices.
- ASHA Leader Classifieds, mailed to members twice monthly, are also posted on the ASHA home page making them accessible before they arrive in the mail.
- ASHA's Council of Graduate Programs
provides listings for available academic positions. Individuals seeking a
position may also post information at no charge.
- The American Academy of Audiology
ads accessible to AAA members.
- Audiology Job Web,
maintained by Paul Dybala, is a free service for listing audiology jobs
wanted or positions available and is part of a growing resource for
The Chronicle of Higher Education, Academe This Week lists job openings in and out of academe. A
key word feature permits rapid searching.
- CALL 24 jobline - Speech-
Language-Hearing Career Opportunities, updated bi-weekly, allows a
search by region and specialty.
- Job Search maintains a database for Speech-Language Pathology and
Audiology that lets you search by
sub-specialties, regions, states or other criteria. This site includes a CFY
- Medsearch provides health care career
information. There is no fee for job seekers, who can post their resume or search by
- Med Bulletin, billed as "The Internet Medical Jobs Resource," posts employment opportunities for speech-language pathologists.
- Monster Board provides access to a large national database of job listings, a place to post your resume, and information on health care careers.
- JobHunt, "A Meta-list of On-Line Job-Search Resources and Services" catalogs links for job hunting.
- Career Magazine provides searchable job postings from Internet newsgroups, resumes, employer profiles, career links and more.
The Internet can provide valuable background information for your
interview. You can use Internet search engines to find sites to help you
learn about the company offering the job. Other sites are designed to help
make a positive impression in your application and your interview.
Finally, you've applied, interviewed and been offered a job. The Internet
can help you decide if you want to accept the offer.
- To learn more about the community, Yahoo's
Get Local provides maps and information by city or zip code.
- Among the considerations in relocating is whether the offered salary
compares to your current one. The calculator at www.rehabjobs.com allows you to compare the cost of living in hundreds of U.S. and International cities to determine the salary necessary in relocating to maintain the standard of living you have in your present location
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Kuster, JM, Job Hunting Online, ASHA , Winter, 1998, p. 33