Speech and language therapy (SLT)Watch
Everyone I know from my course is now gainfully employed in SLT. There's always a demand for SLTs, definitely, although some people find they do have to move for their first job. Depends how wedded you are to location plus how fussy you are about the type of job you do (which client group, setting etc.). Yes, you can take a career break, yes, and there are supported return to practice programmes within the NHS.