Online Doctorate & PhD in Counseling Programs
Counselors help people resolve career, educational, emotional, family and mental health problems. There are many different disciplines in this field, usually described professionally according to where they work and who they assist: family counselors, school counselors, substance abuse counselors and many more. Completing a counseling doctoral program places you at the pinnacle of this field; top-level clinical and university positions will be within your reach.
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Alaska Pacific UniversityUndergraduate
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Ball State UniversityOnline
Bard College at Simon's RockUndergraduate
Great Barrington, MA
North Newton, KS
Chestnut Hill, MA
Mount Vernon, GA
California State University--FullertonUndergraduate
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Long Beach, CA
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San Bernardino, CA
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San Marcos, CA
Calumet College of St. JosephUndergraduate
Central Michigan UniversityUndergraduate
Mount Pleasant, MI
Central Michigan UniversityOnline
Central Washington UniversityUndergraduate
Central Washington UniversityOnline
Chestnut Hill CollegeUndergraduate
College of St. JosephUndergraduate
College of St. MaryUndergraduate
College of the AtlanticUndergraduate
Bar Harbor, ME
Concordia University--St. PaulUndergraduate
St. Paul, MN
Concordia University--St. PaulOnline
New London, CT
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Doctorate in Counseling – Job Outlook
As with many health-oriented careers, counselors with a doctorate and experience in the field can have a huge advantage when looking for work.
There are many different types of counselors - school and career counselors, substance abuse and behavorial disorder counselors, mental health counselors and rehabilitation counselors, among others. These professions are almost universally education-intensive because counselors deal directly with the well-being of others. For example, a Master of Science (MS) in Mental Health Counseling is the minimum degree required to become a mental health counselor. A doctorate or PhD in counseling is recommended for those who want to attain the most lucrative and prestigious positions in the field.
Job Outlook for Counseling Professions
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, 31%; substance abuse and behavorial disorder counselors, 27%; mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists, 29%; rehabilitation counselors, 20%.
Salaries vary as well. School counselors made an average $53,370 in 2014, according to the BLS. Other occupations and the average salary from 2014 include: substance abuse and behavorial disorder counselors, $39,270; mental health counselors, $40,850; rehabilitation counselors, $34,380.