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Fast Facts for Educational Counselors in Pennsylvania

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Reading, Erie and Johnstown
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Lancaster, York and Williamsport
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Reading

Salaries for Educational Counselors in Pennsylvania

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Williamsport, York and Philadelphia

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Programs
  • Master of Arts in School Counseling
  • Certificate in School Counseling
  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision
  • 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
  • Ed.D. Educational Psychology and Technology
  • M.A. Psychology
  • Online Ph.D. Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media for the 4th consecutive year.
  • Listed on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in 2013, for the sixth consecutive year
  • Links students to hundreds of training opportunities (beyond their traditional internships and practicum) at their many “partner agencies” in each of their local communities.
  • Accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WUSCUC).
Programs
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Programs
  • Has students attend one four-week class at a time and take their final exam before moving on to their next class.
  • Offers 24/7 online tech support, with a typical response time of 4 hours or less.
  • Has online help centers that offer assistance with writing, statistics, medical assisting, and more.
  • Provides job placement assistance to all its students and alumni.
  • Researches trends for growing fields to tailor a more effective curriculum.
Programs
  • 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
  • Ranked #4 among the 2015 Best Regional Universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as 2015 Military Friendly School by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Student to faculty ratio of 12:1, with an average class size of 21.
  • 85% of faculty holds a doctorate or terminal degree in their field.
  • Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
Programs
  • 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
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
  • Each program is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility.
  • Offers several flexible learning options, including a blended format that combines campus and online learning.
  • Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify.
  • Features a competency-based MBA program that allows students to test out of subjects based on prior professional experience.
Programs
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Implements a one-to-one teaching model, partnering one student with one faculty member in each course.
  • 100% of faculty members hold doctoral degrees.
  • No physical residency requirements, allowing students to pursue their degree online.
  • Committed to innovation, diversity, excellence, and accountability since its founding in 1996.
  • Offers several programs in business, education, psychology, and more.
Programs
South University, Online Programs
  • Ranked among the Best Grad Schools for Physician Assistants in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Dedicated to delivering quality education and personalized attention to students since 1899.
  • Provides a range of campus experiences and services online including advising, tutoring, student community, and career services.
  • Offers counseling services and a 24/7 crisis hotline to students at no extra charge.
  • Gives students and alumni access to career assistants who help with resumes, cover letters, job hunting, and more.

More Pennsylvania Educational Counseling 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
Glenside
Doctorate
3,592
Lewisburg
Masters
3,677
California
Masters
8,206
Pittsburgh
Doctorate & First Professional
10,296
Saint Davids
Doctorate & First Professional
4,291
Edinboro
Masters
7,686
Philadelphia
Masters
3,487
Indiana
Doctorate
14,018
Kutztown
Masters
10,295
Bethlehem
Doctorate
6,845
Scranton
Doctorate
3,316
Millersville
Masters
8,306
University Park
Doctorate
43,252
Langhorne
Masters
1,349
Shippensburg
Masters
7,765
Slippery Rock
Doctorate
8,325
Philadelphia
Doctorate & First Professional
23,980
Scranton
Doctorate
5,612
Villanova
Doctorate & First Professional
10,470
West Chester
Masters
13,219
New Wilmington
Masters
1,455

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Educational Counselors

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

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Educational Counselors

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Educational 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
Altoona 90 $43,990
Johnstown 70 $48,040
Chambersburg 60 $60,000
Waynesboro 60 $60,000
East Stroudsburg 60 $65,940
Erie 220 $46,190
Gettysburg 70 $58,330
Bloomsburg 50 $53,620
Berwick 50 $53,620
Harrisburg 420 $52,890
Carlisle 420 $52,890
Lancaster 270 $62,520
Lebanon 100 $57,420
Pittsburgh 1640 $54,620
Reading 200 $62,840
Scranton 430 $54,840
Wilkes 430 $54,840
Barre 430 $54,840
Hazleton 430 $54,840
State College N/A $54,130
Williamsport 70 $62,640
York 210 $62,850
Hanover 210 $62,850

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