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Quick Facts: Counseling Industry

Median Pay:   $47,091 per year | $23 per hour
Entry-Level Education:   Doctoral or professional degree
Work Experience:   None
Number of Jobs, 2014:   840,000

Counseling Occupations:

  • Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists$68,900
  • Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors$39,270
  • Educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselors$53,370
  • Mental health counselors$40,850
  • Rehabilitation counselors$34,380
  • Marriage and family therapists$48,040
  • Counselors, all other$44,830

Online Mental Health Counseling Degrees

Working as a mental health counselor is one of the most rewarding career choices imaginable. Whether you are helping young children adjust to a new school, helping married couples grow closer to one another or helping individuals who are struggling with emotional issues, you will be a pivotal part of someone's life, and that feeling can be incredible.

To become a mental health counselor you will need to have advanced degrees in the field. Read on to learn more about what it takes to become a mental health counselor, areas that you can work it, attributes of a successful counselor, how to earn your degree online and more.

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