Minnesota School Counselors

Many of the best and brightest of Minnesota's educators and career changers are flocking toward the school counseling career.

There are a few reasons why this is happening. One is the promise of a strong salary during a slow down in our economy. In the '05-'06 school year, Minnesota ranked 17th in the nation for average teacher salary. Minnesota school counselors typically earn $5,000 to $10,000 more than teachers each year.

Secondly, job security is strong for school counselors. Minnesota is employing the expertise of those trained in student psychology to help create educational programs that effectively break down learning barriers for all students.

Minnesota funding decision makers are promising strong support for advancing education long into the future. The following is a quote from Governor Tim Pawlenty during a February 17th, 2008 press release:

“All of us understand that the most important ticket to the future is the quality of the education our children receive... Our average student performance is at or near the top in most key measures. However, we all know those averages don’t tell the whole story, and that there is real room for improvement in our schools.”

Finally, and probably the most powerful reason why people are becoming more attracted to the Minnesota school counseling career, school counseling is one of the few careers in education where you can personally affect the lives of the students who most need guidance.

The rewards for great Minnesota school counselors fill lives with joy and last a lifetime.

Contact schools offering school counseling or mental health counseling programs and learn how you can begin a career as a Minnesota School Counselor.

Whether you are from Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth, Rochester, Bloomington, or anywhere else across the state, you will find school counseling a highly rewarding and respected career.

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