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.
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Approximatley $32,000 a year, ranging from $30,000 - $34,000 a year- (Based on information from SIGI Plus)
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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
National Organizations or Databases
Social Work and Social Services Jobs On-Line
The National Assembly
National Youth Development Information Center
Employed for Kids, Inc.http://www.counselorcertificationhelp.com
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.
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
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.
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