Counseling Jobs

Counseling Job Overview

Counseling offers help and assistance to millions of people around the world. Those who are struggling with relationships, mental health problems or other concerns can benefit from talking to a skilled professional. A counselor typically works in a healthcare setting, with a private office where patients feel they have a safe space to discuss concerns. Counselors should use discretion when talking to patients, since they will reveal very personal issues that should be kept confidential. Other tasks might include analyzing a patient’s mental state, preparing and maintaining careful records, monitor medication usage, and present information to members of the community.

Counseling Job Education Requirements

Mental health counselors and therapists typically must have a master’s degree along with a license to practice within the state of residence. Candidates must work a certain number of hours under a qualified professional in order to earn the license. Many states also require that counselors take a certain number of educational hours each year to maintain the licensure. Those with doctorate degrees can work as Psychiatrists, who can also prescribe medications for patients. Psychologists also provide counseling services to patients. Training programs are available for those who want to specialize in an area, such as marriage and family relationships.

Counseling Job Market

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, counseling jobs will increase by 29 percent, which translates to more than 48,000 jobs. This is much faster than the average job growth in other industries. Since more patients have insurance coverage that offers benefits for mental health, the demand for counselors will continue to rise. Counseling jobs are great career options for candidates who have strong interpersonal skills and a desire to work closely with patients to discover problems and solve them. Counselors can choose if they want to see individuals, families, or training sessions to help patients with specific conditions.

Counseling Job Salary Information

The median pay for a counselor in 2012 was $41,500 per year. Those who focus on marriage and family therapy earned a median salary of $46,670. When compared to other positions with similar educational requirements, the average salary is fairly similar. There are some options to work part-time as a counselor, but most counseling jobs are full-time positions. It is a rewarding and fulfilling career option that can provide the help that patients need in order to overcome problems and have relationships that are more stable and positive.

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Overview External: Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geot...
Patent Counsel - Prep & Pros up to 234k base California Relocation Assistance Available – Yes Bonus Eligible - Yes Interview Travel Reimbursed - Yes The successful candidate will serve as Patent Counsel, reporting to a group lead, assigned to one or more technology groups. Responsibilities will include: preparation and prosecution of US and foreign patent applications; supervision of outside ...
THE CAREER OPPORTUNITY YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR: If you enjoy a challenge and the opportunity to have an impact on company success, consider a career at Whirlpool Corporation. Bring your ideas, enthusiasm and passion to a place where you can make a difference. We are currently seeking a highly qualified Intellectual Property Attorney to be an integral part of the Whirlpool Law Department. ABOUT W...
This individual directs counseling operations of the facility. Implements and evaluates administrative components of the program and facility. This individual monitors all regulatory compliance. This position requires a thorough understanding of residential treatment, the clinic’s philosophy of treatment, the admission process, and admission criteria. The individual is responsible for insuring cli...
Kemper at a glance Kemper Corporation, with $8 billion in assets, is one of the nation's leading insurers. The Kemper family of companies specializes in property and casualty insurance and life and health insurance products for individuals, families and small businesses. Rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company, the leading insurance industry rating authority, Kemper ranks in the top 25 persona...
Overview: At Sysco we understand that building a great company is just like creating a great product - you must have all the right ingredients. For us, those ingredients are the cultures, backgrounds, ideas, and experiences behind our diverse workforce that embodies Sysco. Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational fa...
Director of Psychological Counseling Services Student Health Services Williams College seeks a full-time, year-round Director of Psychological Counseling Services (PCS) to develop a comprehensive vision for PCS while providing leadership for the overall delivery of mental health and wellness services to the student body. This position will be responsible for overseeing the strategic planning and...
Company Description AXA Equitable is a leading financial protection company, committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse, multicultural and inclusive environment, and one of the nation’s premier providers of life insurance and annuity products. The organization was established in 1859 and we are committed now more than ever to helping clients meet financial goals in all stages of their lives...
Tax Counsel-WD30018397 Johnson Controls is a global multi-industrial company with core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, energy storage and interior systems for automobiles. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are ...
Tax Counsel-WD30018222 Johnson Controls is a global multi-industrial company with core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, energy storage and interior systems for automobiles. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are ...
Overview: TIBCO delivers the “Power of Now” with integration software that connects incompatible IT assets, process management software that orchestrates systems and people, and a range of other software products that enable the real-time processing and presentation of information. In forward-thinking IT departments around the world TIBCO is synonymous with extreme performance, scalability, and r...
About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank® TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at approximately 1,300 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD...
Description: Bring us your experience, your head for strategy, your strength with relationships and your eye for opportunity. In return we offer an unmatched place to grow and develop your career among a richly diverse group of businesses driven by the power and stability of a leading health care organization. Come help us heal and strengthen the health care system as you do your life's best work...
The Associate General Counsel will be part of a team of in-house legal professionals responsible for the overall delivery of day-to-day legal support. The successful candidate will have 4-6 years of experience in the consumer finance industry and must have the ability to quickly understand the needs of the business and to partner with members of the in-house legal team and other internal groups to...
About Us Dixon Advisory USA is the manager of the US Masters Residential Property (USA) Fund (‘US Masters’ or ‘Fund’), a $500millionresidential Real Estate Investment Trust (‘REIT’) operating in the New York metropolitan area. US Masters is one of the new breed of REIT investors focusing on single-family houses (up to four dwellings) for acquisition, renovation and rental in the USA. As part of a...
Position Description: At Money Management International, it’s more than just a job; it’s an opportunity to make a difference. Do you envision building your career with an engaging company that is driven by a culture of excellence and caring? If you do then Money Management International (MMI) is the place for you! Since 1958, MMI has been helping consumers find the tools and solutions they n...
The Department of Graduate Counseling and Psychology at Medaille College is actively seeking applications for two full-time positions as a non-tenure-track clinical assistant professor to teach in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at its Buffalo and Rochester Campus. This is a twelve-month position. The successful candidate will teach a wide range of graduate-level courses in Mental He...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Legal Counsel - Commercial Manufacturing Company experience San Jose, CA; Santa Clara, CA Full-Time $140,000 - $175,000 Apply Apply Legal Counsel - Commercial Manufacturing Company experience San Jose, CA; Santa Clara, CA Full-Time $140,000 - $175,000 Apply Job Details We have an outstanding car...
VP OF LEGAL AFFAIRS & GENERAL COUNSEL Ahtna, Inc. Anchorage, AK 1/19/2015 The General Counsel will serve as a key member of the Ahtna, Incorporated and family of companies' executive management team. The responsibility of the General Counsel will be leading corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives, and securing and leading the work of outside counsel. Required qualifications: * Min...
TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $13 billion world leader in connectivity. The company designs and manufactures products at the heart of electronic connections for the world's leading industries including automotive, energy and industrial, broadband communications, consumer devices, healthcare, and aerospace and defense. TE Connectivity's long-standing commitment to innovation and engineering exce...

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