To date, we’ve asked 26 current and past communicative disorders students about their happiness with their degree. Turns out, they rate it average.

You don’t have to choose a major right away, but at some point you will.

To help you reach the decision that is right for you, we asked students who have pursued a communicative disorders degree to respond to questions concerning five dimensions of the educational track they chose:

  • Course material: Were they interested in the material they learned?
  • Intellectual fulfillment: Did they find the coursework intellectually stimulating?
  • Job prospects: Did they leave the program with job opportunities?
  • Personality: Was the degree a good fit for their personality?
  • Overall fit: Were they happy with the program overall?

We examined their responses and combined the rankings to give us an average satisfaction score across all students. This doesn't necessarily reflect how satisfied you would be with a communicative disorders degree, but it’s a starting point to help you evaluate your options.

How satisfied are communicative disorders students compared to other degrees?

Overall, communicative disorders students rate their satisfaction with their degree a 2.8 out of 5. This is low compared to other degrees which average a rating of 3.28 across all degrees. For context, communicative disorders students rate their happiness similarly to students in Legal Research And Advanced Professional Studies, Communication Sciences and Microbiological Sciences and Immunology.

Here are other degrees that have a similar satisfaction rating to communicative disorders

DegreeAvg Grad SalarySatisfaction
Engineering Technologies$78,806
Journalism$70,613
Communication Sciences$44,772
Legal Research And Advanced Professional Studies$64,557
Communicative Disorders$44,886
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology$66,499
Environmental Engineering$85,257
French Language$58,311
Hospitality Management$57,810

Let's break that down further.

Are communicative disorders students satisfied with what they’re learning?

We asked students about their satisfaction with their course material and overall intellectual fulfillment. Here’s what they said:

We asked graduates how interesting they found the course material to be. Their response was:
3.9 out of 5 stars
27 ratings
5 stars
30%
4 stars
33%
3 stars
33%
2 stars
4%
1 stars
0%
We asked graduates how intellectually fulfilling they found the degree. Their response was:
3.7 out of 5 stars
27 ratings
5 stars
33%
4 stars
26%
3 stars
22%
2 stars
15%
1 stars
4%

These ratings are meant to give you an indication about what other people enrolled in communicative disorders experienced. While their input is useful, keep in mind that different people have had vastly different experiences, all of which were impacted by their personal motivations, professors, and specific curriculum. Always keep your own goals at the center of your decision-making process when it comes to something as significant as your education.

Did communicative disorders graduates leave school with good job prospects?

Of course, working towards a degree is also about pursuing your desired career. Here’s what communicative disorders grads had to say about their job prospects:

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their job prospects. Their response was:
3.1 out of 5 stars
27 ratings
5 stars
30%
4 stars
7%
3 stars
22%
2 stars
30%
1 stars
11%

These responses represent a wide range of opinions. Things like extracurricular activities, internships and work placements can set you up for success after graduation.

Were communicative disorders students happy with their degree overall?

This rating takes into account all factors: how demanding the program is, whether graduates felt it was worthwhile, and how fulfilling they found their educational experience.

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their degree as a whole. Their response was:
2.8 out of 5 stars
26 ratings
5 stars
8%
4 stars
23%
3 stars
27%
2 stars
27%
1 stars
15%

As you consider this information and input from others, remember above all that your choice should be based on your interests, goals, passions, and abilities. Consider the future and give yourself time. If you’re feeling unsure, click here to take our career assessment and see what path could be right for you.

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