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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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A mental health program in Stillwater has an opening for a full time Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor/Licensed Professional Counselor. Provides mental health services in a Program of Assertive Community Treatment. Hours are 8-5 Monday through Friday and on-call with rotation for Holidays. Must be able to pass a background check, have reliable transportation and a clean driving record. Send...
Mental Health Support Counselor(s): Adult Mental Health Support provides individualized support and life skills training to adults 18 or older who, due to mental illness or substance abuse, would otherwise have trouble maintaining stability and independence. Qualifications: To be considered as a candidate for a Mental Health Support position (QPPMH-Qualified Paraprofessional in Mental Health), ...
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...
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...
Company Confidential Houma, LA, 70360
Dularge Recreation Center Summer Employment Counselors 18yrs. or older Junior Counselors: 16-17 yrs, High School Graduate Pay will be structured according to job responsibilities and experience. All positions are subject to drug test and 18 yrs or older are subject to background check. Send Resumes To: Dularge Camp 1429 Doctor Beatrous Rd., Theriot, La 70397, Email: mckem231@gmai...
Community Educations Centers (CEC) is a leading provider of residential reentry and in-prison community corrections programs. Working over 18 states across the U.S., we provide a foundation of support to change addictive and criminal behaviors and effectively prepare our residents for community reentry. With programming that encompass assessment, drug and alcohol education, family education servic...
Community Education Centers(CEC) is a leading provider of residential and outpatient community corrections programs. Working in over 100 locations across the U.S., we provide a foundation of support to change addictive and criminal behaviors and effectively prepare our residents for community reintegration. With programming that encompass assessment, drug and alcohol education, and education servi...
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...
Agency Dept for Aging & Rehabilitative Service (262) Agency Website Click Here for Agency Website Location Culpeper - 047 Sublocation Position Number 00953 Job Posting Number 0088959 Does this position have telework options? Yes Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference No Type of Recruitment Definition General Public - G Job Type Definition Full-Time (Salaried) Pay ...
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 ...
Magellan Health Services Nevada, NV
**Job Summary* *This position has the primary responsibility of providing the full breadth of MFLC counseling services to military service members and their families at military installations worldwide. These services include non medical, short term, walk around counseling, training/health and wellness presentations, provision of health fairs, and consultation to installation command regarding beh...
Agency Dept for Aging & Rehabilitative Service (262) Agency Website Click Here for Agency Website Location Charlottesville - 540 Sublocation Position Number 00109 Job Posting Number 0089219 Does this position have telework options? Yes Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference No Type of Recruitment Definition General Public - G Job Type Definition Full-Time (Salaried...
Boston Public Schools Office of Human Capital Boston, MA, 02108
**Applicants, please note. As of 3/18/15, West Roxbury Academy is NO LONGER slated to be closed in School Year 2015-16.** The West Roxbury Academy school is seeking an excellent Student Development Counselor. West Roxbury Academy is committed to providing a rigorous curriculum with an emphasis on business, graphic arts, and marketing t...
Idealist Chicago, IL
Come join our team as a direct care Dormitory Counselor. Our residential treatment program is challenging and rewarding and provides an excellent learning opportunity for those interested in mental health work, understanding therapeutic relationships and clinical interventions with children and adolescents. Our Dormitory Counselors are part of a staff team who provide a positive, caring, warm, wel...
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 uninsured, und...
Provide appropriate psychosocial support services to patients. Interpret the child's perception of diagnosis and treatment as revealed through all means of communication both verbal and non-verbal. Develop individual treatment plans based on an assessment of the patient's development, temperment, coping style, medical plan and available social supports. Use developmentally appropriate methods in p...
Organization Overview: The Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund (DMSF) provides high school scholarships and educational support services to economically disadvantaged Chicago students. Each summer, some of our Scholars participate in a caddie program. Between May 29 and August 2, 2015 approximately 40 of our male Scholars and 25 of our female Scholars will live in a college dorm and caddie at nearby c...
Mercy Ada, OK
Job Summary To provide assistance in understanding and resolving patient financial responsibilities. Financial Counselor provide a personal contact for patient/guarantor in understanding the intricacies of patient payment, payment methods, and alternatives, as well as act as a liaison between the patient and applicable representatives of the revenue cycle. Minimum Qualifications Education: High...
ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAMS Cincinnati, OH
Job Title: Clinical Staff Member/ Addictions Counselor or Counselor Ass’t. --- part-time This is a direct service role for an individual who is interested in part time employment as a contractor with Adolescent Substance Abuse Programs, Inc. in Blue Ash. Adolescent Substance Abuse Programs, Inc. is the premier treatment center for drug and alcohol abuse in the greater Cincinnati/Southwestern Ohi...
https://www.fairmont.com/images/Taleo/CLA-logo.GIF Camp Counselor At Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, warm and engaging service is a hallmark of the exceptional hotel experience we provide for guests of all ages. Showcase your enthusiasm and passion for recreation as Camp Counselor, where you will create memories for the children in your care with exciting activities in a safe and secure environment. ...

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