Graduate Salary
5-6 years
Avg Length

Counseling Psychology Requirements

The counseling psychology degree helps the student explore and examine the interplay between complex human systems (cognitive, social, emotional, behavioural, and biological) to maximize learning, wellness (mental and physical), and human development in multiple settings. Students will learn to develop their professional skills in assessment, therapy, and supervision.

Counseling Psychology Careers

The career trajectory of people with a Counseling Psychology degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Counseling Psychology degrees have experience in is Career Counselor, followed by Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Counseling Psychologist, Marriage Therapist, Drug & Alcohol Counselor, School Counselor, Family Social Worker, Rehabilitation Counselor, and Clergy.

Career % of graduates % of population Multiple
Career Counselor 8.7% 0.2% 41.8×
Counselor 9.3% 0.3% 28.4×
Mental Health Counselor 6.2% 0.1% 58.4×
Counseling Psychologist 5.5% 0.0% 373.8×
Marriage Therapist 3.8% 0.0% 155.9×
Drug & Alcohol Counselor 3.8% 0.1% 57.2×
School Counselor 4.3% 0.1% 41.1×
Family Social Worker 3.6% 0.1% 26.5×
Rehabilitation Counselor 2.2% 0.0% 64.2×
Clergy 1.2% 0.2% 6.4×

Counseling Psychology Salary

Counseling Psychology graduates earn on average $23k, putting them in the bottom percentile of earners with a degree.

Percentile Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)
25th (bottom earners) $19k
Median (average earners) $23k
75th (top earners) $26k

Counseling Psychology Underemployment

Counseling Psychology graduates are moderately employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.

Employment Type Proportion of graduates
Jobs that don't require college 34%
Part-Time 23%
Low-paying 8%

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