Online Degrees in Counseling

Counseling Degree and Programs

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Counseling degrees can prepare you to help others manage and overcome their problems. Listening, offering feedback, and giving choice advice-- these are the sorts of things you do as a counselor. However, your work can vary greatly depending on your area of specialization. Rehabilitation counselors help those with physical or mental impairments. Substance abuse counselors help those with addictions. High school counselors spend lots of time helping students plan for college or careers.

Counseling Career Requirements

You generally need a master's degree or PhD to work as practicing counselor. Your studies will include mental health, counseling, human development, education, and gerontology.