Online Master's Programs in Counseling
Counselors help people resolve career, educational, emotional, family and mental health problems.These professions are almost universally education-intensive because counselors deal directly with the well-being of others. For example, a Master’s in Counseling is the minimum degree required to become a mental health counselor.
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Alaska Pacific UniversityUndergraduate
Alderson Broaddus UniversityUndergraduate
Anna Maria CollegeUndergraduate
Auburn University, AL
Baldwin Wallace UniversityUndergraduate
Baldwin Wallace UniversityOnline
Ball State UniversityUndergraduate
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
California State University- Long BeachUndergraduate
Long Beach, CA
California State University- Monterey BayUndergraduate
California State University- SacramentoUndergraduate
California State University- San BernardinoUndergraduate
San Bernardino, CA
California State University- San MarcosUndergraduate
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
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Earn Your Master’s Degree in Counseling Online
As with many health-oriented fields, counselors with master’s degrees will have an 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. Doctorates or a counseling PhD 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, 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.