Online Master of Arts in Counseling - Professional School Counseling Careers

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.

Professional School Counselors Careers:

  • Professional School Counselor
    Work with students — from kindergarten through college — to support academic achievement, nurture social development, encourage personal growth and bolster self-esteem.
  • College Advisor 
    Counsel students who are having difficulty selecting a major or identifying career goals; help them navigate the collegiate environment and position them for academic and personal success.
  • Guidance Counselor
    Help students in elementary, middle and high school work through academic challenges and address emotional struggles (such as stress and peer pressure).
  • Career/Vocational Counselor
    Prepare individuals to start, change or advance their career; serve as a coach as you help them explore their professional interests and set realistic goals for growth.
  • College Readiness Counselor
    Offer guidance to students as they prepare for college selection, admission and acceptance; ensure they’re thriving academically and ready to transition to higher education.

Where can you work?

  • Private schools (K-12)
  • Public schools (K-12)
  • Higher education institutions
  • Education-based corporations
  • Government — state or federal department of education
  • Education-based nonprofit organizations
  • Career centers

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Let’s take a closer look at a few of your career options:

Professional School Counselor*

Median Salary: $55,410

School counselors help elementary, middle and high school students develop the academic and social skills that lead to success. This can involve evaluating abilities and interests, performance and behavior, and social indicators.

Guidance Counselor**

Median Salary: $48,943

Help students in elementary, middle and high school work through academic challenges and address emotional struggles (such as stress and peer pressure).

Career / Vocational Counselor**

Median Salary: $42,908

Prepare individuals to start, change or advance their career; serve as a coach as you help them explore their professional interests and set realistic goals for growth.