Information About the Profession
Once you have completed your master's degree in school counseling at ESU you will be eligible to apply for licensure in Kansas. You must also complete a Praxis exam required by the Kansas State Department of Education followed by a two-semester, post-degree internship as you begin your work as a school counselor.
The school counseling profession continues to expand rapidly. Starting salaries depend on the geographical areas.
The federal O*NET Online source provides these statistics for school counselors:
- Median wages (2011): $54,130 annual
- Projected growth (2010-2020): Above average (10% to 19%)
- Top industries (2010): Educational Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance