A Counseling specialtist facilitates personal and interpersonal functioning across the life span with a focus on emotional, social, vocational, educational, health-related, developmental, and organizational concerns. Through the integration of theory, research, and practice, and with a sensitivity to multicultural issues, this specialty encompasses a broad range of practices that help people improve their well-being, alleviate distress and maladjustment, resolve crises, and increase their ability to live more highly functioning lives.

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Wage: $51,050
10 Year Growth Rate: 12.6%
Self Employed: 6.1%
Unemployment Rate: 3.4%
Employed Part Time: 15.4%

Education Requirements:
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Wage: $41,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 4.0%
Self Employed: 3.8%
Unemployment Rate: 2.7%
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