What Can You Do With A Major In Counselor Education?

Counselors help students with personal, family, educational, mental health, and career decisions and problems. They provide classroom guidance and organize programs to meet the students' developmental and special needs. Their responsibilities may vary based on the need of the individual, and on the type of organization they work for. They work with a wide variety of people, either on an individual basis or as a small group. There are a variety of settings that counselors may work at including schools and colleges, hospitals, correctional institutions, private practices, health care facilities, social agencies, and rehabilitation centers.  


 Typical Employers/Work Setting

  • Public Schools
  • Private Institutions
  • Hospitals
  • Correctional Institutions
  • Outpatient Care Centers
  • Health Care Facilities
  • Social Agencies
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Private Practices
  • Offices of Physicians

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Beginning Salary Range:


Approximately $32,000 a year, ranging from $30,000 - $34,000 a year- (Based on information from SIGI Plus)

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Links To Professional Associations  

Professional Associations are important to explore because many offer student memberships and can give you access to other professionals and their experiences, research, convention or workshop opportunities, professional development and most importantly, job databases.

American Mental Health Counselors Association

American School Counselor Association

American Psychotherapy Association

International Association of Counselors & Therapists



Job Search/Career Information  


National Organizations or Databases      

Social Work and Social Services Jobs On-Line 


The National Assembly 

National Youth Development Information Center

Academic Innovations


http://www.counselor-license.com- for students at the post-secondary and higher level to explore requirements for pursuing licensure in Florida and other states.

http://www.mft-license.com-  this resource is intended to assist students, parents and educators in navigating the requirements and routes to become licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist


Graduate Schools  

Local Programs       

University of North Florida

University of Central Florida

University of South Florida

Florida Atlantic University

Florida International University

Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University


Other Resources for Graduate Program Research







Link To UNF Academic program 

The Department of Leadership, School Counseling and Sport Management offers a Master of Education in Counselor Education, with a track in School Counseling. This program prepares the student for the needs of a diverse group of individuals academically, emotionally, psychologically, and socially.


Job Search Internet Links    


Teaching/School Administration- Public Schools

Teaching/School Administration-Independent and Private Schools

Physical Education/Sports 

Human Services/Non-Profit/Counseling

Special Education and Related Services

College and University Job Search Internet Resources 

Educational Consulting/Human Resources/Research & Evaluation 

State and Federal Government Job Search 

  Addiction-Counselors.com-  addiction counselor certification and licensure requirements resource