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Speech Language Pathologists and Therapists

SIC 8049 | NAICS 621340

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Speech-Language Pathologists  (view report)
Audiologists  (view report)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and trends
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Information resources available from this organization include:

SLP Health Care Survey
Comprehensive biennial report provides detailed information on practitioner demographics, employment, working conditions, services provided, caseload characteristics, salaries and hourly wages, and practice owner characteristics. Survey summary and individual reports covering specific topics are available online.

Membership Survey: CCC-SLP
Biennial report provides detailed information on member characteristics and practices, with topics covered in the report including demographics, employment status, support personnel, cultural and linguistic diversity, telepractice, and professional development. Survey highlights and summary reports are available online.

Private Practice In SLP
Private practice resource section covers various aspects of operating an SLP private practice, with topics covered including knowledge and skills in business practices, billing and reimbursement, service delivery and practice management, and accepting referrals and ethical issues. All information is accessible free online.

Guide to Successful Private Practice In SLP
Practice startup guide takes users through the various aspects of starting a private practice and running it successfully, with topics covered in the guide including feasibility analysis, financing, equipment, managing personnel, billing and reimbursement, professional liability, risk management, marketing, and more.

Practice Management
Private management section covers various aspects of operating a professional practice, with topics covered including billing and coding for reimbursement, health care reform, promoting professional services, clinical and professional issues, ethical considerations, and state licensure. All information is accessible free online.

Rehabilitation Therapy Practices

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  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Speech Pathologists / Speech Therapists  Search for "621340"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheet detail in dollars and percentages
  • Sources and uses of funds cash flow analysis
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

RMA Annual Statement Studies
Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists and Audiologists  Search for "621340"

Annual financial statement analysis includes common-size income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios for firms in this sector. Print edition includes five years of historical data, with the most recent year's data broken down by net sales and total assets size range. Individual NAICS downloads which mirror the print edition format can be purchased online. Sample report can be viewed online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

SLP Health Care Survey - Annual Salaries / Hourly and Per Visit Wages
Biennial salary and wage surveys provide compensation data for speech-language professionals broken out by employment/ownership status, highest degree completed, job function, type of facility, population density, years of experience, and geographic region. Current and prior year surveys are accessible free online.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Information resources available from this organization include:

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Information provided for speech-language professionals includes a description of the nature of the work and the work environment, number and types of jobs, education and training requirements, wages and earnings, employment outlook, and sources for additional information. All information is available free online.

Occupational Employment and Wages
Occupational employment and wages survey provides hourly and annual wage data for speech-language professionals on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis, with statistical measures for national wage data including mean, median, and upper/lower quartiles and deciles. All information is available free online.

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