Education Careers-Master's Degree as a School Counselor

young girl student writing on a small pad 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 communicatie 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 Counseor 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). I 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. 

Click here to link to the website of the American School Counselors Association.

Salary Information

The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the median income for school counselors at $53,660.

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Click on the links below to read about other Education careers that only require a Bachelor's Degree:

Education Careers--Teaching Children

Education Careers--Lbrary Assistant

Education Careers--Administration

Click on the links below to read about another Education careers that requires a graduate degree:

Education Careers--PhD in Educational Psychology

Education Careers--EdD in Education

Education Careers--PhD in School Psychology