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Fast Facts for Educational Counselors in Alabama

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Auburn, Gadsden and Florence
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Dothan, Birmingham and Mobile
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Birmingham, Montgomery and Huntsville

Salaries for Educational Counselors in Alabama

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Decatur, Huntsville and Birmingham

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Programs
  • Master of Arts in Counseling - School Counseling
  • A collegiate university that balances the personal attention of a liberal arts college with the academic vitality and broad opportunities of a research university.
  • Founded in 1834, its 340 acre campus is located in Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • Ranked #23 in National Universities in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges from U.S. News and World Report.
  • Its student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1, and 58.6% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • Its stated mission is “to educate the whole person, graduating students who seek purpose-filled lives while building a community dedicated to serving humanity.”
Programs
  • Bridge - Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision
  • M.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Forensic Psychology
  • Graduate Certificate of Completion in GeroPsychology
  • Work in the fascinating and rewarding field of psychology - earn your bachelor's or master's degree online with Grand Canyon University.
  • The College of Humanities and Social Sciences promotes research, creativity, ethical formation and inquiry through critical, analytical and interdisciplinary study.
  • GCU's bachelor's and master's in psychology degrees combine academic theory with practical application.
  • Gain a comprehensive study of human behavior within a Christian values-oriented environment designed to emphasize compassion and ethics.
  • Join a values-based community surrounded by compassion, ethics and research on human behavior.
Programs
  • Master of Education in School Counseling
  • Offers students a variety of degrees & programs to help them explore their passion
  • Online programs & 3 campuses in San Antonio, Houston, & Rio Grande Valley, TX
  • A Catholic Education at OLLU is shaped by their unique belief in God’s Providence
  • #1 in San Antonio, Highest Percentage of Classes Under 20 by US News & World Report
  • 95% of 2016 incoming OLLU freshmen received scholarships or aid
Programs
  • M.Ed. - School Counseling
  • Bachelor of Science: Psychology: Addiction and Recovery
  • Applied Psychology: Developmental Psychology
  • 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
  • Master of Arts in School Counseling
  • Certificate in School Counseling
  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision
  • Recognized as a Top 20 Best Online Bachelor’s Program by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.
  • Online, campus-based, and evening courses offered in 95 areas of study, including Business, Nursing, Psychology, & more.
  • Endorsed by G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazine as a Military Friendly School in 2015. 
  • Features small class sizes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.
  • 88% of Regent University students receive financial aid, with $18 million awarded in institutional scholarships & aid each year.
Programs
  • Psychology
  • MS in Psychology - Applied Behavior Analysis Specialization
  • MS in Psychology - General Psychology

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Programs
  • 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).
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Programs
  • B.A. in Psychology
  • B.S. in Human Services / Counseling
  • Graduate Certificate in Alcohol & Drug 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
  • 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
  • MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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More Alabama Educational Counseling Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Montgomery
Doctorate
5,608
Auburn University
Doctorate & First Professional
24,137
Montgomery
Masters
5,138
Jacksonville
Masters
9,077
Tuscaloosa
Doctorate & First Professional
25,544
Troy
Masters
28,955
Birmingham
Doctorate & First Professional
16,246
Montevallo
Masters
2,949
Mobile
Doctorate
13,779
Livingston
Masters
4,011

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Educational Counselors

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Alabama. 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, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Auburn-Opelika 280 $49,550
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville 70 $51,630
Huntsville 330 $54,850
Daphne-Fairhope-Foley 210 $44,090
Decatur 50 $59,610
Dothan 70 $54,910
Birmingham-Hoover 660 $52,950
Florence-Muscle Shoals 120 $53,080
Gadsden 60 $48,660
Mobile 340 $48,750
Montgomery 260 $52,350
Tuscaloosa 270 $45,840

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