Career Options - Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision

Walden University’s online Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision program can help you gain the skills needed to advance as a leader in your organization or make a difference as an educator. Whether you want to pursue a role in administration, teaching, private practice, or research, this doctoral degree program will enable you to work in a variety of professions.

Enter a High-Growth Field

  • Employment opportunities for counselors are expected to increase by 18% between 2008 and 2018.*
  • Within specialized areas of counseling, employment opportunities are expected to increase between 14% and 24%.*

Stay in Demand

Earning a doctoral degree in this field is important now more than ever. By 2013, professional criteria set forth by leading counseling organizations will require all new faculty members of Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)-accredited programs to hold doctoral degrees in counselor education and supervision. Earning your Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision will provide you with the credentials needed to work as a professional in counselor education and supervision.

Expand Your Career Options

A Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision can provide you with greater opportunities to move your career forward in professional settings that include:

  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Government agencies
  • Higher education
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Mental health facilities
  • Rehabilitation centers

Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, “Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010–11 Edition,” on the Internet at (viewed online October 18, 2011). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

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