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Counselor Job Overview

Counselors work in a variety of settings to offer emotional support. A counselor may provide support in rehabilitation for someone who is recovering from drug or alcohol abuse, or they may offer counseling for a child, family, or couple who is in need of emotional support for a variety of issues.

Not all counseling, however, deals with emotional concerns. There is also the educational sector for counseling as well. An academic counselor for a high school or college may provide help with school and scheduling or may offer aid in scheduling tutors, offer help applying to colleges, or ensure a student is on track with his or her curriculum. Counselors may meet with individuals one on one or work with small groups to help people attain their goals. Those who are seeking a position as a school guidance counselor would be responsible for:

  • Exploring career paths for students
  • Organizing new student orientation
  • Collaborating with other school faculty
  • Providing one-on-one coaching and advising to students
  • Aiding students in overcoming personal and educational challenges

Counselor Job Education Requirements

Almost all counseling positions requires at least a bachelor’s degree while many others require a post-graduate degree as well. Many people who work in a counseling field obtain their degree in counseling, psychology, or education. The level of degree required is dependent on the type of counseling a person pursues.

Almost all school counseling positions requires a master’s degree while other counseling positions, such as rehabilitation counseling may only need a bachelor’s. There are also other routes to get into counseling. Some people start out as a teacher and later decide to become a counselor. In a different sector, sometimes people with experience in social work transition to counseling.

Counselor Job Market

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics estimates almost a 12 percent increase in jobs, which would equate to over 31,000 jobs for school counselors. Currently, there is a demand for school counselors especially at the collegiate level.

Counselor Job Salary Information

The average salary for a school counselor in the United States is over $53,000 per year. The people who make the most money in counseling generally work for the federal government or for schools and live in metropolitan areas. The top salary for a counselor is just under $70,000 while the average low is just over $41,000 annually. For a rehabilitation counselor, the mean annual wage is $37,660 according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

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Job Requirements: A Bachelor's degree in social work or a related field and one (1) year of pertinent experience in the human services field with children or in a residential treatment setting. Volunteer experience and practicum and intern experiences in programs/facilities that work with children and families may be counted as pertinent work experience. A master's degree in the social servic...
Medical LCDC, LPC or Counselor Interns Part-Time Odessa Addiction Treatment Center Monday - Friday 5:30 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. Treatment Planning Case Management, Therapy. Paid Holidays, no health benefits available. Fax resume: 800-671-8364...
WestBridge is a private non-profit dedicated to a new direction in the treatment of individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. We have wonderful full-time career opportunities available in our adult, male residential program on our stunning campus in Brooksville, FL. WestBridge offers excellent benefits and compensation packages. Our program is focused around a whol...
JOB REQUIREMENTS Education/Knowledge: Possess a minimum of a High school diploma or equivalency for a Milieu Counselor. A minimum of a bachelor's degree is required for a program counselor. Experience: Working with children/youth/families. One year of residential experience preferred or exposure via internship. Understanding of the expectations of DCS/DOE. Physical: Must be able to assist i...
Human Service Positions Available CT Junior Republic CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER FT Clinical Social Worker position available for CJR’s Therapeutic Group Home, in Winchester. Oversees all clinical aspects, individual, group and family therapy, crisis intervention, develops treatment plans and supports direct care staff. Master’s degree, license eligible, 5 years experience. RESIDENTIAL SUPERVISO...
CONCHO VALLEY COMMUNITY SUPERVISION & CORRECTIONS DEPARTMENT/CCF (ADULT PROBATION) Recruitment for the following positions: Resident Monitors (Male/Female Facility) Counselor/Counselor Intern Community Supervision Officer Cooks Field Service Officer Application and complete job description available at 3036 North Bryant Blvd, San Angelo, TX 76903 or www.conchovalleycscd.org Posting provided by:...
Family Life Counseling Mansfield, OH
Looking for enthusiastic individual who is passionate about making a difference in the community through mental health and addiction counseling services....
Family Life Counseling Shelby, OH
Looking for an enthusiastic individual who is passionate about making a difference in the community through mental health and addictions counseling services....
Counselors - Part time / Per diem Phoenix House is seeking a Counselor at Venice Beach, CA Provides direct supervision to residents Phoenix House care, and exercises independent judgment and discretion. Assists in the supervision of assigned activities involved in establishing a total therapeutic environment as designated by senior staff members while simultaneously upholding regulations establi...
Marten Transport Chicago, IL
School Counselor (Professional School Counselor)Description:Under the direction of the school principal the elementary school counselor provides support in the school environment with duties and responsibilities that include but are not limited to the following: PRIMARY FUNCTIONS * Formulating and instituting a comprehensive developmental school counseling program to assist students in developing ...
Starr Commonwealth a nationally recognized private, not-for-profit, multi-service/site child and family service agency is currently seeking an Intake Counselor for their Battle Creek, Michigan location. Purpose of Position: Perform Home-Based and Case Management intake and counselor duties: ensure all aspects of the Mental Health Program are being met in a timely, ethical, and appropriate manner ...
HealthRIGHT 360 Houston, TX
Job Description: HealthRIGHT 360 is seeking a Journey Level Counselor and Supervising Counselor at the Jamestown Prison Program in Sierra Convention Center! The mission of HealthRIGHT 360 is to give hope, build health, and change lives for people in need. We do this by providing compassionate, integrated care that includes primary medical, mental health, and substance use disorder treatment to ov...
Our Company: Gestalt Community Schools (GCS) is a charter management organization (CMO) that serves K-12 scholars by leveraging community assets to empower citizens who will be college-ready, career-ready, and community-ready. GCS' vision is to build better communities through education. The mission and vision are achieved by providing an exceptional education program based around the following c...
Attachment(s): Position Description Number of Positions: 1 Salary: $8.75- $9.75/hour Dates: mid May through early August Monday through Friday, Times to be arranged Training Times to be arranged General: This position will remain open until filled....
High School/GED The position deals with the Affordable Care Act and works extensively with the public. To provide assistance in understanding and resolving patient financial responsibilities. The Patient Financial Counselor will provide a personal contact for patient/guarantor in understanding the intricacies of patient payment responsibility, payment methods and alternatives, as well as act as ...
Mercy Ada, OK
Job Summary Assist patients in seeking alternative financing and /or assistance; provides support to patients in completing financial statements, Medicaid and other federal program applications, and filing of applications. Establishing payment plans and collection of payments. Provides patient education of financial policies; provides ongoing support for Point-of-Service initiatives: focuses on u...
Under the direction of the school principal the elementary school counselor provides support in the school environment with duties and responsibilities that include but are not limited to the following: PRIMARY FUNCTIONS • Formulating and instituting a comprehensive developmental school counseling program to assist students in developing realistic goals, positive self-images and an awareness of ...
Represent the University during recruitment activities including high school visits, college fairs, community college events, outreach events and on campus events. Prepare reports on applicants, admits and enrollments for assigned territory. Meet with prospective students and their parents, review admission applications and render admission decisions. Plan, organize, implement and participate i...
About JCC Maccabi Sports Camp JCC Maccabi Sports Camp is an overnight specialty camp with programs in soccer, basketball, baseball, and tennis for boys and girls entering grades 4-12. Our 2-week sessions combine high-level specialized sports instruction with the fun, friendship, and community of a traditional overnight camp. Our camp is rooted in Jewish values, celebrates Shabbat, and offers a un...
The JCCSF is now hiring camp counselors for summer 2015. Summer Camp at the JCCSF offers one, two and three week sessions in both the traditional day camp and specialty camp settings for campers in grades K-8. Summer Camp is in session June 1 - August 21 with an additional four days of staff training. Our classic day camps feature arts & crafts, field trips, swimming, cooking and sports. Specialt...

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