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Career Overview Of Counseling
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From the US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook on Job Outlook for Counselors:
“Employment for counselors is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2016. However, job growth will vary by location and occupational specialty. Job prospects should be good due to growth and the need to replace people leaving the field.”For a general overview of the profession including the nature of work, training, employment and job outlook among other issues please visit the US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook site.
For general information about counseling, as well as information on specialties such as college, mental health, rehabilitation, multicultural, career, marriage and family, and gerontological counseling, contact:
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304.
For information on school counselors, contact:
American School Counselors Association, 1101 King St., Suite 625, Alexandria, VA 22314.
For information on mental health counselors, contact:
American Mental Health Counselors Association, 801 N. Fairfax Street, Suite 304, Alexandria, VA 22314.
For information on marriage and family therapists, contact:
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, 112 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.
For information on accredited counseling and related training programs, contact:
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Ave., 4th floor, Alexandria, VA 22304.
For information on national certification requirements for counselors, contact:
National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc, 3 Terrace Way, Suite D, Greensboro, NC 27403.