Counseling is one of the fastest-growing professions in the U.S. Counseling degree programs, both online and on campus, are responding to the need for affordable, high-quality, and convenient programs for working adults. The demand for counselors is strongest in the areas of mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, and treatment for substance abuse and behavioral disorders.
Professional counselors help clients deal with emotional issues and problems in a nonjudgmental manner. They listen and respond with feedback and insights that enable their clients to better understand themselves—and help them handle challenges more successfully.
Projections for job growth range from 13% for school counselors ($55,410 median annual wage) to 23% for mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists ($43,300 median annual wage) to 23% for marriage and family therapists ($48,790 median annual wage).1
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