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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online school counseling degree are often interested in pursuing licensure as school counselors.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Educational corporation
  • Government — state or federal department of education
  • Nonprofit organization focused on education
  • Private boarding school
  • Private school (K–12)
  • Public school (K–12)
 

Common Job Titles/Positions*

  • Elementary school counselor
  • Guidance counselor
  • High school counselor
  • Middle/junior high school counselor
  • School counseling coordinator
  • Student life counselor
 

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

†Most positions require licensure and/or other designations. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

Master of Science in School Counseling Degree Program Graduates

Data from graduates of the Master of Science in School Counseling degree program have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

The graphs below show some key findings from Capella's Alumni Outcomes Survey. We use this information to help improve our courses, programs and services and to give you an idea of how alumni are using their degrees.

Career growth potential 52%Promotional opportunities 47%Salary and benefits 45%

Percentage of respondents who answered "strongly agree" or "agree."
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.

Advanced in career or profession 35%Successfully changed careers 22%Obtained a teaching position in higher education 4%Assumed a leadership role 24%Received a promotion 19%

Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item.
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.