Arizona School Counselor
From Phoenix to Tucson to Mesa and across the state of Arizona, many educators are being drawn toward the perks of the school counseling career.
While in the 2005-2006 school year, Arizona ranked 24th in average teacher salary. The Arizona school counselor's average salary is typically around $5,000 to $10,000 more than teachers.
Featured Universities with School Counseling Programs
NYU Steinhardt's accredited master of arts program in Counseling and Guidance: School and Bilingual School Counseling. Through this online program, you will gain the skills you need to become a professional Pre-K-12 school counselor, working with children and families in your community to foster academic achievement and success. Click here to contact New York University and request information about their programs.
Capella University offers four online CACREP-accredited Graduate Programs in Counseling: MS in Mental Health Counseling, MS in Marriage & Family Counseling/Therapy, MS in School Counseling, and PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision. Click here to contact Capella University and request information about their programs.
In addition, during the '05-'06 school year, Arizona ranked 50th among the United States in expenditure per student at $5,791. The national average was $9,749. This being the case, Arizona allocated their budget in order to raise the average educators' pay to 24th in the nation. These statistics indicate what is most important in the minds of those directing the future of Arizona public education is educators.
People are also being drawn toward the Arizona school counseling career for the more active role they play in the creation of curriculum and in making connections with students who need the most assistance in breaking down learning barriers.
From the '95-'96 school year to the '05-'06 school year, Arizona school counselors aided in a 95.9% increase in the number of Arizona high school graduates.
With numbers like these, the future of Arizona school counselors looks to be quite strong.
Contact schools offering school counseling or mental health counseling programs and learn how you can begin a career as an Arizona School Counselor.