Michigan School Counselors

Many educators and career changers are becoming attracted to the Michigan school counseling career for quite a few reasons. As curriculum and education programs are increasingly in need of professionals with student psychology expertise, school counselors are looking at greater job security and greater salaries.

In the '05-'06 school year, Michigan was ranked 8th in the nation for average teacher salary. Michigan school counselors typically earn $5,000 to $10,000 more each year than teachers.

The necessity for considering psychology in breaking down learning barriers is a trend that is picking up pace. In a March 16th, 2008 press release, Governor Granholm comments on the dire need for Michigan to be committed to improving education:

"Michigan's future is dependent upon our ability to provide all children with a quality education that helps them succeed," Granholm said. "These high schools will use strong personal relationships, rigor, and real-world relevance to help our kids compete and prepare them for college, the workplace, and beyond."

In addition, many are flocking toward the Michigan school counseling career because of its rewarding nature. Few jobs in education aside from school counseling allow for educators to affect the lives of students on an individual basis.

Learn more about Michigan school counselingand find out if this might be the career for you.

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

Whether you are from Detroit, Grand Rapids, Warren, Flint, Lansing, Ann Arbor, or anywhere else across the state, you will find school counseling a highly rewarding and respected career.

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**Some states require completion of a state-approved School Counselor preparation program from a regionally accredited institution in order to be licensed as a school counselor. Capella University is regionally accredited and their School Counseling specialization is state-approved by the Arizona Department of Education. We recommend that you follow up with your state Department of Education (DOE) to determine whether Capella's Arizona- approved School Counseling specialization meets your state's licensure requirements.

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