Utah School Counselors

Utah is beginning to take steps toward addressing lagging overall student achievement in the state.

For Utah school counselors, this is good news. Any reform or pressure to alter the current procedures for developing curriculum and educational programs is one step closer to diving into the psychology of students. When this occurs, the expertise of school counselors in breaking down learning barriers will prove to be pivotal.

In terms of salary, Utah school counselors are already experiencing the effects of their necessity within the educational system. In the '05-'06 school year, Utah ranked 46th in the nation for average teacher salary. Utah school counselors typically earn $5,000 to $10,000 more each year than teachers.

The school counseling career in Utah is a highly rewarding career. It is one of the few jobs in education where you are still encouraged and able to help students on an individual basis. On top of job security and increasing salaries, job satisfaction is a nice big cherry on top!

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

Whether you are from Salt Lake City, Provo, Sandy, Orem, Ogden, St. George, 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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