Use a Psychology degree to become a School Counselor
If you want to work with children in grades K-12 you can move from a Psychology degree to pursue a Master's degree in School Counseling. You will be located in a school and help children with academic and personal issues. Your work will also involve working with parents and teachers to help improve a child's well being. Finally, as a School Counselor you have the opportunity to communicaie with school administrators and outside agencies to find useful resources.
Choosing to be a School Counselor will require you to earn a Master's degree in a School Counselor or Counseling (Psychology or Education) program. Typically, it will take 2 years to earn your Master's degree. You need to check with every program to see if the Master's program offers you any kind of financial assistance (tuition and a stipend to be a Teaching Assistant or Research Assistant). It is likely, however, that such assistance is limited or not available at all.
Your Master's degree should offer you greater job opportunities and greater salary than a Bachelor’s degree. Moreover, you can always decide to use your Master's degree as a springboard to a Doctoral degree.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the median income for school counselors at $53,660.
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