There are currently an estimated 291,700 school counselors in the United States. The school counselor job market is expected to grow by 12.6% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are school counselors?

CareerExplorer rates school counselors with a B- employability rating, meaning this career should provide good employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 43,200 school counselors. That number is based on 36,700 additional school counselors, and the retirement of 6,500 existing school counselors.

What’s the supply of school counselors?

The school counselor industry is concentrated in California, Texas, New York

School Counselor job market by state

State Name Employed School Counselors
California 30,050
Texas 24,380
New York 22,430
Florida 14,820
Illinois 11,180
Georgia 10,770
Ohio 10,330
Pennsylvania 8,310
Arizona 7,760
Massachusetts 7,410
New Jersey 6,960
Virginia 6,830
Missouri 6,640
North Carolina 6,480
Michigan 6,340
Maryland 6,170
Washington 4,860
Connecticut 4,780
Minnesota 4,440
South Carolina 4,420
Tennessee 4,340
Colorado 4,340
Louisiana 4,070
Indiana 4,020
Wisconsin 3,890
Oklahoma 3,750
Alabama 3,540
Kentucky 3,210
Utah 2,890
Oregon 2,620
Iowa 2,570
Kansas 2,480
Arkansas 2,060
Mississippi 2,060
Nevada 1,850
District of Columbia 1,660
Hawaii 1,590
New Mexico 1,570
Nebraska 1,540
West Virginia 1,490
Idaho 1,430
Puerto Rico 1,250
Maine 1,240
New Hampshire 1,230
Rhode Island 1,110
Delaware 1,030
Vermont 940
South Dakota 790
North Dakota 770
Montana 650
Wyoming 650
Alaska 640
Guam 150
Virgin Islands 110