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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—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 Social & Behavioral Sciences Degree Program Graduates

Data from graduates across all Social and Behavioral Sciences doctoral programs 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.

The skills and knowledge have been immediately applicable to my career 63%My degree has positioned me to achieve my professional ambitions 69%Capellas competency based curriculum has prepared me for the needs of my profession 77%

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.

Made a significant contribution to my profession 63%Successfully changed jobs and-or careers 50%Assumed leadership responsibilities 67%Received a salary increase 57%Received a promotion 47%

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.