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Fast Facts for Counselors in Florida

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Tallahassee, Fort Walton Beach and Gainesville
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Palm Bay, West Palm Beach and Orlando
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Tampa, Fort Lauderdale and Miami

Salaries for Counselors in Florida

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie and Gainesville

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Programs
  • MS in Psychology - Addictions
  • Psychology
  • MS in Psychology - Applied Behavior Analysis Specialization
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
Programs
  • MA in Psychology, Career Management and Counseling Specialization
  • Doctor of Psychology, Mediation & Conflict Resolution
  • MA in Psychology, General Psychology
  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Received the 2013 Making a Difference for Students Award from Quality Matters.
  • Offers a free student app for smartphones and tablets, helping students keep up to date.
  • Has a Golden Key International Honour Society and SALUTE Veterans Honor Society.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
Programs
  • B.S. in Human Services / Counseling
  • Graduate Certificate in Alcohol & Drug Counseling
  • Graduate Certificate in Professional Counseling
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Founded in 1890, it has a campus in Waterbury, CT and offers online degree program in eight-week modules, six times a year.
  • About 800 students are enrolled at the main campus, and about half of them commute.
  • Online courses help make it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 24 months and a master’s degree in 12-18 months.
Programs
  • Certificate in Trauma
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology program helps students prepare for careers in counseling, marketing/sales, human services, ministry, and more.
  • The School of Psychology & Counseling received a 95% match rate for 4th year Psy.D. student internships in 2015.
  • Programmatic accreditation for psychology programs is provided by the American Psychological Association (APA).
  • Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Programs
  • M.S. in Christian Counseling of Substance Abuse and Addictive Disorders
  • M.S. in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • M.S. in Professional Counseling
  • Why Earn Your Degree from GCU?
  • Options: Choose from a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Business, Nursing, Psychology, Education & more!
  • Convenience: Complete courses online, on campus, or a combination of both!
  • Earlier Graduation: Our 4-credit courses allow you to complete your degree program in less time.
  • Transfer Friendly: We will request your transcripts, evaluate your graduate coursework, and determine your anticipated graduation date within 24 hours.
  • Quality: Grand Canyon University was founded in 1949 and is regionally accredited. Learn more today!
Programs
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)
  • Psychology (BA)
  • Began in 1899 as Draughon’s Practical Business College.
  • Features campuses that are heavily engaged in their respective communities, providing professional service from students and faculty.
  • Offers financial aid, scholarships, and counseling for both active and post-duty military students.
  • Has 15 campuses across the United States, as well as 4 art institutes in North Carolina and Texas.
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Programs
  • Bachelor of Arts in Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Ranked among the 2015 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as a Military Friendly School every year since 2012 by Victory Media.
  • Offers credit for prior learning and experience through assessment tests.
  • Provides a short term Leadership Certification program in partnership with EQUIP®.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
Programs
  • Doctor of Education: Community Care & Counseling: Marriage & Family
  • Master of Arts: Pastoral Counseling: Discipleship and Church Ministry
  • Master of Arts: Pastoral Counseling: Crisis Response and Trauma
  • Liberty University’s online programs ranked in the top 10 out of more than 2,100 colleges & universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.*
  • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.**
  • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program.
  • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned.
Programs
  • Sports Counseling (Certificate) - Online
  • Advanced Addictions Counseling Certificate
  • Advanced Addictions Counseling (Certificate) - Online
  • For the 12th consecutive year, Cal U was named one for the best schools in the Northeast by The Princeton Review 
  • Recognized by the U.S. News and World Report for: Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s 2017, Best Online Programs, Grad Education 2017 and Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s for Veterans 2017
  • Quality Online courses at Cal U have the same objectives, content and learning outcomes as campus-based programs and are taught by the same expert professors.
  • Offers private school amenities at a public school cost. Student-to-teacher ratio of 20:1
  • CAL U online programs complete an annual assessment of student learning to ensure outcomes are focused on your success in career entry, advancement or enhancement!
Programs
  • Substance Abuse
  • A private, accredited distance learning college based in Norcross, Georgia founded in 1987.
  • Ensures that service members, their spouses and veterans can maximize their military education benefits.
  • Gives students the option to customize monthly payments to fit their budgets and lifestyle.
  • Offers all-inclusive tuition: textbooks, learning materials, and academic support are covered in the cost.
  • Allows alumni to enroll in any future program at a reduced rate.

More Florida Counselors Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Miami
Doctorate
8,733
Gainesville
Bachelor
217
Clearwater
Masters
594
Tallahassee
Masters & First Professional
11,562
Boca Raton
Doctorate
26,193
Fort Myers
Doctorate
9,339
Tallahassee
Doctorate & First Professional
40,555
West Palm Beach
Doctorate
3,291
Miami Gardens
Doctorate & First Professional
2,407
DeLand
Masters & First Professional
3,721
Pensacola
Doctorate
10,358
Trinity
Bachelor
185
Orlando
Doctorate
48,398
Gainesville
Doctorate & First Professional
51,725
Coral Gables
Doctorate
15,449
Jacksonville
Doctorate
16,406
Tampa
Doctorate & First Professional
44,870

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Counselors

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Florida. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Counselors

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Counselors relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Jacksonville N/A $36,740
Cape Coral 50 $46,120
Fort Myers 50 $46,120
Gainesville 40 $38,990
Miami 1100 $54,220
Fort Lauderdale 1100 $54,220
West Palm Beach 1100 $54,220
North Port 80 $32,690
Sarasota 80 $32,690
Bradenton 80 $32,690
Ocala 60 $36,180
Orlando 170 $35,110
Kissimmee 170 $35,110
Sanford 170 $35,110
Palm Bay 50 $30,250
Melbourne 50 $30,250
Titusville 50 $30,250
Pensacola 30 $41,440
Ferry Pass 30 $41,440
Brent 30 $41,440
Port St. Lucie 30 $41,910
Punta Gorda 40 $22,240
Sebastian 30 $28,310
Vero Beach 30 $28,310
Tallahassee 30 $36,020
Tampa 350 $37,650
St. Petersburg 350 $37,650
Clearwater 350 $37,650

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