What can you do with an Online Master of Arts in Counseling?
Change Lives. Transform Futures.
Earning a Master of Arts in Counseling online from a top-tier university like Bradley can open the door to new opportunities in a wide variety of settings. Let’s explore a few career paths now.Have questions about our curriculum?
Clinical Mental Health Careers:
- Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Utilize a range of therapeutic techniques to help individuals, families and children deal with emotional and/or psychological problems.
- Substance Abuse Counselor
Provide support for clients who suffer from addictions to various substances.
- Rehabilitation Counselor
Work with those living with a disability or dealing with a life-changing accident and help them to lead positive, productive lives.
- Crisis Counselor
Offer guidance to those who have experienced a serious traumatic event and help them refocus to become functional again.
- Grief Counselor
Counsel those coping with the grief and sense of loss that follows the death of a loved one or tragic life experience.
- Marriage, Couples and Family Counselor
Help heal fractured relationships and strengthen bonds between spouses and family members.
- Veterans Counselor
Give counsel to the more than 5 million U.S. veterans struggling with the myriad physical, emotional, mental and social issues that can arise after combat; help them adjust to life after military service.
Let’s take a closer look at a few of your career options:
Mental Health Counselor*
Median Salary: $40,266
As a mental health counselor, you’ll treat, and possibly diagnose, mental health problems and illnesses. This occupation often requires state certification and a master’s education in either counseling or human psychology.
Substance Abuse Counselor*
Median Salary: $38,352
Substance abuse counselors provide therapy to individuals and groups struggling with issues related to alcohol and/or drug use. Employers may include public and private healthcare providers, government agencies and nonprofit organizations that provide counseling services.
Median Salary: $42,748
Rehabilitation counselors assist individuals in overcoming their mental and/or physical disabilities in order to achieve a higher quality of life. You’ll evaluate a patient’s needs, abilities and goals to create a rehabilitation or treatment plan.