Rhode Island School Counselors

Rhode Island is doing its best to attract the best and brightest toward the school counseling career.

In the '05-'06 school year, Rhode Island ranked 9th in the nation for average teacher salary at $54,027. Rhode Island school counselors typically earn $5,000 to $10,000 more each year than teachers. With more emphasis being placed on achievement, funding for education will continue to rise.

The following is a quote by Governor Carcieri from a February 4th, 2008 press release regarding 2007 test scores:

“Since I took office, I’ve made it a priority to improve education in our state,” said Governor Carcieri. “We are making progress, and the good news we have to share today underscores that point. We should all be very proud that we have seen significant improvement in student achievement at each of these grade levels, among all student groups including disadvantaged and minority students, and in nearly all school districts. Some of our strongest gains are in our urban districts and in our Charter Schools."

Rhode Island school counselors should experience more demand in the curriculum and educational program development areas. As achievement shows stronger connections to our country's ability to compete in a global market, the school counselor's expertise in student psychology and in the process of breaking down learning barriers will become extremely important.

The Rhode Island school counseling career is highly rewarding as well as proving to be lucrative and a secure job choice.

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

Whether you are from Providence, Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, or anywhere else across the state, you will find school counseling a highly rewarding and respected career.

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