Nebraska School Counselors

Recently, Nebraska school counselors have been taking more of a prominent role in Nebraska's public education development.

The reasons for this trend have been a reaction to the need for Americans to pick up the pace with regard to producing citizens who can compete in a global marketplace.

“The focus of Nebraska School Counseling programs is to teach each student how to succeed in school and prepare for their future careers,” said Donna Vrbka, Nebraska Department of Education School Counseling Specialist. February 5th, 2008

As a secondary reaction to this trend, there have been a large influx of individuals looking to begin careers as Nebraska school counselors. With increasing salaries and trends within the industry of education creating job security, school counseling is becoming a highly attractive career.

In the '05-'06 school year, Nebraska ranked 43rd in the nation for average teacher salary at $40,382. School counselors typically earn $5,000 to $10,000 more each year than teachers.

However, probably the most important aspect to school counselors about their own career is the emotional rewards. School counseling in Nebraska is one of the few educational careers where you will work with students individually giving the opportunity to significantly contribute to students' successes.

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

Whether you are from Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, Kearney, Hastings, 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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