How to Become a Counseling Psychologist
Learn about your degree and career options as a counseling psychologist.
Counseling psychology uses various techniques, including interviewing and testing, to advise people on how to deal with problems of everyday living.
Counseling psychologists work in settings such as university counseling centers, hospitals, and individual or group practices. In most states, people with master’s degrees cannot have their own private practice. Counseling psychologists may hold master's, PsyD, or PhD degrees in clinical or counseling psychology.
An online PhD in counseling psychology is also available for those who are already working in a busy institution or private practice and need to earn an advanced degree on a flexible schedule.
Counseling Psychology Salaries
According to Salary.com's May 2012 survey, the median national annual salary for counseling psychologists is $59,916. Actual salaries may vary greatly based on specialization within the field, location, years of experience and a variety of other factors.
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