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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People likely to be interested in an online counselor education and supervision degree include master's-level counselors interested in pursuing supervisory, faculty, research or advanced practitioner positions in academic and clinical settings.

Potential Employment Settings

Educational institutions

  • Community college
  • Head start center
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Public and private school
 

Government

  • Government—local, state, federal
 

Health care

  • Clinic
  • Criminal justice/corrections
  • Group home
  • Halfway house for criminal offenders
  • Health maintenance organization
  • Hospice program
  • Hospital
  • Inpatient facility
  • Nursing home
  • Prison
  • Probation department
 

Mental health

  • Community mental health center
  • Employee assistance program
  • Family service agency
  • Managed mental health program
  • Mental health agency
  • Partial (day treatment) hospital
  • Psychiatric hospital
  • Residential treatment center
 

Private sector

  • Church
  • Consulting
  • Group practice
  • Private practice
 

Common Job Titles/Positions*†

  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Counselor educator
  • Counselor supervisor
  • Crisis center director
  • Employee assistance program manager
  • Full-time faculty
  • Group home manager
  • Mental health counselor
  • Nonprofit manager
  • Psychiatric manager
  • Social services supervisor
  • Therapist
 

*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.

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

Doctoral degree graduates

Data from graduates across all doctoral programs have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

Capella University doctoral graduates report satisfaction with salary, benefits, and responsibilities. Half of the graduates surveyed work in higher education and another 12 percent hold positions in the P–12 environment.

Career growth potential 55% Promotional opportunities 48% Salary and benefits 57% Tasks and responsibilities 80%

 

Percentage of respondents who answered "satisfied" or "very satisfied"
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.

 

Doctoral graduates report receiving salary increases and getting recognition from employers for their Capella degrees. Around half those surveyed have advanced in their careers and just over a third have presented at a professional conference or worked as a consultant.

Advanced in career or profession 31% Successfully changed careers 16% Obtained a teaching position in higher education 23% Assumed a leadership role 27% Received a promotion 22% Received a salary increase 36% Received favorable employer recognition of my degree 42% Received award 6% Presented at a conference, published article, book, manuscript. 29% Conducted a research project 19% Served as a professional consultant 24%

 

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 Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.