Speech language pathology is the perfect combination of art and science. I get to be as creative as I want while applying evidence-based practices to improve communication. My career in the school system allows me to work with children ages 4-19 with a whole host of strengths and abilities. I have complete control over how I allocate my time as long as the job gets done. This position provides the public sector stability I crave while at the same time enabling me to pursue private practice during my time off. The flexibility of a career in speech-language pathology balances my desire for a challenging and rewarding profession with the high value I place on work-life balance, including time with family.