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Sjaffe24 in Dallas, Texas

Updated 12 days ago

What else can I do with a School Counseling degree? - 406 Replies

I've had my masters degree in school counseling for over 3 years now, and there are absolutely NO jobs on Long Island. I'm 27, sick of living at...

lepetitfaon in Tacoma, Washington

Recent MHC graduate (not licensed) looking for work out of state

Hello, I recently graduated with my master's in Mental Health Counseling from a university in NYC where I lived/worked for the past decade. The...


Updated 9 months ago

Getting a guidance counselor job. - 204 Replies

How did you get your start doing guidance counselor work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position? Do you need a...


Getting hired.

I have spent the last approximately 20 years as a middle school Spanish teacher. In 2011 I decided to make a change of career, went back to grad...

Melody Thomas in Hopewell Junction, New York

Updated 15 months ago

Are guidance counselor job opportunities growing or declining? - 229 Replies

Are jobs in this industry on the rise? Are there any sub-sectors that are growing? Where are the jobs? Which places have the most guidance...

Burnt Out Counselor in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Updated 22 months ago

Quitting? - 1 Reply

Hi all, I started my professional school counseling job in August 2016. I graduated in May 2016, so it's my first professional job upon...

Jamie in Harrison, New Jersey

School counselor interview

Would any current school counselor be interested in being interviewed? It is of course for an assignment for my master's program. If anyone is...

Thank God not Bill in KC in Bonita, California

Updated 26 months ago

Can having Visible Tattoos really hinder your job opportuinities? - 53 Replies

I really want to get a small tattoo on my wrist, one that i could cover up with a braclett if i needed to. I am worried that I will have trouble...

KFund in Charleston, South Carolina

Online degree programs & field experience

Hello! I am currently considering getting my masters in school counseling and have a few questions. A little about me: I am a recent college grad...

Jellydonut in Houston, Texas

Updated 28 months ago

Is becoming a school counselor a good idea? - 1 Reply

Hello! I'm really interested in becoming a school counselor. However, on these forums I keep reading about school counselors not being able to find...

CuriousCounselor in Stoneham, Massachusetts

Licensure Question

I have some questions regarding licensure as a guidance counselor in North America. I'm a US-Canadian dual citizen and have considered going back to...

BioniKat in Richmond Hill, Ontario

Breaking into financial services

I graduated with an accounting degree and am hoping to land a career in the financial services industry. I don't care which field it is (accounting...

Aieshoo in Fremont, California

Updated 40 months ago

How competitive are school counseling grad programs? Job prospects? - 8 Replies

I'm currently a college sophomore deciding majors. I'm thinking of getting my bachelors in psych and then applying to grad school to get my masters...

eclemons in Gilbert, Arizona

Pursuing a degree in counseling

Hello! I am pursuing a degree in counseling, but wanted to get some ideas on how important leadership is within the role. How do you think...

HigherEd in Albany, New York

Updated 54 months ago

Guidance counselor certification in another state/country - 1 Reply

Hello everyone, I'm currently finishing up my BA in French education (k-12) and am very interested in working towards getting an MA in school...

Anonymous in Hampton, Virginia

Career path for aspiring high school counselor in California

I'll soon have my B.A. in psyhology and am planning on pursuing a Master's in School Counseling. I'd love to become a high school counselor, however,...

moscatomg1 in Las Cruces, New Mexico

Updated 82 months ago

MA in Counseling—advice on grad. programs & jobs? - 1 Reply

[Part. 1] Given all the folks here on the job market search, I thought this would be a good place to voice these concerns. And though neither the...

kei in Setagaya, Japan

Updated 91 months ago

Networking is the key! - 1 Reply

Since you all are college grads I sure you aware of the saying "It's not what you know it's who you know". Everyone has a guidance degree but none of...

MissWhit in Houston, Texas

I want to go back into College Access Counseling.

Hi! I am 25 years old and I have 2 years of working in a high school as a college access counselor through a state grant/inititative (helping at-risk...

Anusha in Cleveland, Ohio


Hi Everyone, I have a question here.I am a graduate student and now i m working in a company as an intern.My question is that there are...

summerstar23005 in Williamsburg, Virginia

What else can I do with my M.Ed in School Counseling?

I graduated in 2008 from and have my M.Ed in school counseling. This was obviously a big waste of time as I have been unable to find a job working...

Diana in Staten Island, New York

Career Counseling

I am graduating with a M.S. Ed. degree in June and due to the economic/hiring situation within the DOE am currently exploring higher education...

MC in Fishkill, New York

Updated 102 months ago



marie in Raleigh, North Carolina

Updated 105 months ago

Prior military wants to guide youth - 2 Replies

I am getting out of the army in about October 2011. I currently have 90+ transferable college credits on my way to a BA in Art. In October of 2011 i...

mdmom2010 in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Updated 109 months ago

Guidance counselor salaries based on associates, verses, bachelors, and masters, and are can you get a job with an associates? - 1 Reply

I am still looking into what I want to do, I cant waste time or money, so getting a job with an associates, and being able to work and get my...

NYU alum in Bronx, New York

Updated 111 months ago

guidance counselor outlook in nyc - 1 Reply

i am currently a teacher at a private school in maryland. since its private i do not have teaching certification and because i dont want to teach...

cro0009 in Brooklyn, New York

Guidance Counseling

I graduated with my School counseling degree about 2 months ago and could not find a counseling job. Therefore, i applied to become a caseworker. If...

Gal5_13 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Updated 117 months ago

Career Guidance in Commercial Real Estate - 1 Reply

I currently have a position as a Facilities/Maintenance Administrative Assistant and previous Residential Property Management experience. I am...

laolinger in Bullhead City, Arizona

Capella University???

**I am looking into Capella University for my Masters in Guidance Counseling. Does anyone have any information regarding this University or...

Seeking Career in West Bloomfield, Michigan

Career Guidance

I currently have a position as a Facilities/Maintenance Administrative Assistant and previous Residential Property Management experience. I am...

Connie S. in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Requesting Guidance Counselor Feedback on Tutor Match Website

After a personal search for a math tutor (and honestly, pretty arduous experience) I decided to start a website to help parents select a tutor or...

Sarah in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Updated 131 months ago

What do you enjoy most about your guidance counselor career? - 3 Replies

What do you enjoy most about being a guidance counselor? What do you dislike the most? Is it challenging? Are there many opportunities to learn...

Kate in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts

Updated 131 months ago

Top guidance counselor skills needed to get the job. - 3 Replies

What are the top 3 traits or skills every guidance counselor must have to excel? Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your guidance...

KATE in Harwich, Massachusetts

Updated 134 months ago

Tips for guidance counselor interviews. - 3 Replies

Do you have any tips to help prepare for an upcoming guidance counselor interview? Are there common interview questions that come up again and again?

kayla behnke in Brillion, Wisconsin


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What are typical guidance counselor salaries?

Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this field? What skills should you learn to increase...


What are the best guidance counselor qualifications and training to get ahead?

What is the best training for becoming a guidance counselor? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective...

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