Online Associate's Degree in Counseling
Counselors assist people in resolving a variety of problems. Specialties in this field are usually described professionally according to where they work and who they help: family counselors, marriage counselors, school counselors and substance abuse counselors are just a few of the disciplines that are available. An Associate’s degree in Counseling prepares you for entry-level jobs in this field and serves as a stepping stone to further education.
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As with many health-oriented fields, counselors generally need education at or above the bachelor’s level to enter professional practice.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects good growth in counseling professions, although the rate differs depending on the profession. Some sample careers and the projected growth rate: school and career counselors, 19%; substance abuse and behavorial disorder counselors, 27%; mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists, 37%; rehabilitation counselors, 28%.
Salaries vary as well. School counselors made an average $53,380 in 2010, according to the BLS. Other occupations and the average salary from 2010 include: substance abuse and behavorial disorder counselors, $38,120; mental health counselors, $39,710; rehabilitation counselors, $32,350.