Increasing Job Satisfaction

12 Days of Tips for Speech Pathologists in Private Practice: Day 2 – Increasing Job Satisfaction

As speech pathologists in private practice, we all want: 

  • safety and respect;
  • good relationships with our clients and colleagues; and
  • opportunities to grow as professionals and people. 

Hertzberg tells us that job satisfaction is more than just a lack of job dissatisfaction. 

Both matter!

To increase job satisfaction, increase: 

  • achievements;
  • recognition;
  • responsibility;
  • meaningful work;
  • opportunities for advancement; and 
  • personal growth.

To decrease job dissatisfaction, increase:

  • working conditions;
  • co-worker relations;
  • clear policies/rules;
  • supervisor quality; and
  • pay.

What are your job satisfaction priorities for 2022? Let us know in the comments!

Check back tomorrow when we’ll be providing tips to combat resistance.

In the meantime, here’s a link to our book “How to Supervise Speech Pathologists Properly in Private Practice” where we discuss job satisfaction in greater detail.


Hi there, I’m David Kinnane.

Principal Speech Pathologist, Banter Speech & Language

Our talented team of certified practising speech pathologists provide unhurried, personalised and evidence-based speech pathology care to children and adults in the Inner West of Sydney and beyond, both in our clinic and via telehealth.

David Kinnane
Speech-Language Pathologist. Lawyer. Father. Reader. Writer. Speaker.

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