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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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FREE SUPERVISION! Catalyst Behavioral Services has multiple openings for FT Licensed Professional Counselor/Substance Abuse Mental Health Therapist or an individual under supervision for licensure. We have openings at our Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Facility as well as our Residential facility. Benefits available include 401k, Dental, Vision, Health, PTO, paid holidays and more. Pay depen...
*TOP JOB* MENTAL HEALTH STEL, Inc., a private non-profit agency, providing high quality rehabilitative and support services to individuals recovering from mental illness seeks a Rehabilitation Counselors, Full Time in Jamestown, NY area. Minimum $11.59 per hour plus excellent benefit program that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement, Sec. 125 Plan, generous time off and much more. Visit...
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...
*TOP JOB* Counselors and/or Counselors Assistants Largest provider of the treatment in the fields of chemical dependence and behavioral health care in the state of Pennsylvania, in search of Counselors and/ or Counselor Assistants to join our team, evening and weekend hours required. Responsibilities include; case management and counseling of patients, including assessment, treatment pl...
JOB REQUIREMENTS Education/Knowledge:H.S diploma, Preferred to have AssociatesLevel degree in a health-related field of counseling, psychology, social work, sociology, or a behavioral science field with course work or experience in the areas of cultural diversity, human development, etiology and treatment of mental illness, alcohol and drug abuse, physical and sexual abuse, suicide, and ment...
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...
Northpointe Council, Inc. RN: FT position in Methadone Maintenance Clinic. Experience in addictions preferred. Must be able to work early morning shifts. Addictions Counselor: QHP, CASAC preferred. Provides assessment, individual and group counseling in outpatient clinic. Counselor Assistant: Assists nurses & counselors in the day-to-day management of clients in residential detox. QHP preferre...
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 Cook Field Service Officer Application and complete job description available at 3036 North Bryant Blvd, San Angelo, TX 76903 or Posting provided by:...
National Counseling Group, Inc. Houston, TX
Job Description: The National Counseling Group is now hiring full time Community Based Counselors & Therapeutic Day Treatment Counselors in Harrisonburg VA, to provide community based services to at risk youth and families. Excellent pay, benefits and opportunities for advancement. We also provide free Licensure Supervision. Job Requirements: Must have minimum of bachelor’s degree in a human se...
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...
About the Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center The Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center provides outpatient cancer treatment services on the medical campus of Vidant Medical Center and the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Cancer experts here diagnose and treat thousands of cancer patients every year. Responsibilities Analyze financial, demographic and clinical information available to loca...
Family Life Counseling's Danville, Ohio Office is hiring a full time, LISW or LPCC with a scope of practice in substance abuse counseling: offering a competitive salary and health insurance....
American Addiction Centers Houston, TX
Job Description: Counselor - Substance Abuse Counselor - Social Worker - Drug and Alcohol Counselor Position Details - Counselor - Substance Abuse Counselor - Social Worker - Drug and Alcohol Counselor: About Position Forterus Health, a subsidiary of American Addiction Centers has an opening for a Drug &Alcohol Counselor at its Murrieta location. Excellent opportunity to join a dynamic team, i...
Magellan Health Services Wichita, KS
Military & Family Life Counselor - Adult Counselor, McConnell AFB, KS- 01 Magellan Health Services - Wichita State Licensure at independent practitioner level. License and Certifications. Candidate must have a Master's Degree and be licensed at the Independent level. 8:00a.m.), WORKING ENVIRONMENT?Requires ability to engage and communicate with military members or children as assigned, in order ...
Family Life Counselings Millersburg, Ohio Office is hiring a full time, LISW or LPCC with supervisory status and a scope of practice in substance abuse counseling: offering a competitive salary, health insurance and attractive signing bonus. $50,000,00 +...
Family Life Counseling's Shelby, Ohio Office is hiring a full time, LISW or LPCC with supervisory status and a scope of practice in substance abuse counseling: offering a competitive salary and health insurance....
Agency Dept for Aging & Rehabilitative Service (262) Agency Website Click Here for Agency Website Location Harrisonburg - 660 Sublocation Position Number 00776 Job Posting Number 0085911 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) ...
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...
Position: Employment Counselor / Senior Employment Counselor Type: Full Time Regular Location: West Bloomington POSITION DESCRIPTION/PRIMARY OBJECTIVE Responsible for the case management, employment counseling and coordination of career and support services for enrolled program participants seeking reemployment and/or economic self sufficiency. Responsible for a designated caseload while meet...
Response of Suffolk County, Inc. Stony Brook, NY
Description Response of Suffolk County, Inc. is a crisis center based in Suffolk County, New York offering a 24- hour, 7 day a week telephone crisis hotline, a Support Line, and an on-line crisis counseling program. Response is a member of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and it's only Suffolk County center. Response also offers a community education program that focuses on suicide preven...

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