Counseling & Student Affairs Careers & Outcomes

  • Students who graduate with a MS in Counseling from MSU Moorhead have an outstanding record of excelling on standardized national counselor examinations, which are necessary for certification and licensure. Graduates also have high placement rates obtaining relevant employment in their field of interest, with 100 percent of graduates finding careers in their fields over the past five years.

  • Clinical mental health counselors provide preventative and developmental counseling to enhance clients’ personal, social and academic growth as well as teach life skills to deal with problems before they worsen. Counselors may provide special services, including alcohol and drug prevention programs or conflict resolution classes. They are equipped for entry- to mid-level counseling positions in public and private mental health services. Overall employment of counselors is projected to grow 29 percent between 2012 and 2022, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. However, growth is expected to vary by specialty. (Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-2015)

    Employment Areas

    • Community Health Centers
    • Counseling Services
    • Disability Services
    • Health and Wellness
    • Hospitals and Clinics
    • Mental Health Clinics
    • Outpatient Care Centers
    • Private Practice
    • Psychological Services
        

    Job Titles

    • Case Manager
    • Clinical Director
    • Clinician
    • Counselor
    • Director
    • Eating Disorders Counselor
    • Intake Coordinator
    • Substance Abuse Counselor
    • Therapist
    • Urgent Care Specialist

    School counselors are vital members of the education team, collaborating with parents, teachers and professional staff to ensure students succeed academically and personally. Graduates acquire the skills, knowledge and values to help others find solutions to their problems. They are equipped for entry- to mid-level counseling positions in public and private schools. Overall employment of counselors is expected to increase by 12 percent between 2012 and 2022, which is as fast as average for all occupations. However, growth is expected to vary by specialty. (Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15)

    Employment Areas

    • Elementary Schools
    • Middle/Junior High Schools
    • Secondary Schools
    • Post-secondary Schools
        

    Job Titles

    • After School Counselor
    • Counseling Director and/or Coordinator
    • Guidance Counselor
    • School Counselor
    • Youth Counselor

    Student affairs professionals create environments that contribute to students’ growth and development. Graduates of the Student Affairs emphasis acquire the skills, knowledge and values to succeed at entry- to mid-level student affairs positions in public and private colleges and universities, as well as in fields related to higher education. Employment of postsecondary education administrators is expected to grow by about 15 percent between 2012 and 2022, which is faster than the average for all occupations. (Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15)

    College counselors provide preventive and developmental counseling to enhance students’ personal, social and academic growth as well as teach life skills to deal with problems before they worsen. Counselors may provide special services, including alcohol and drug prevention programs or conflict resolution classes. They are equipped for entry- to mid-level counseling positions in public and private colleges and universities, as well as in fields related to higher education. Overall employment of counselors is expected to increase by 12 percent between 2012 and 2022, which is as fast as average for all occupations. However, growth is expected to vary by specialty. (Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15)

    Student Affairs Employment Areas

    • Academic Advising, Admissions
    • Alumni Affairs
    • Career Services
    • Continuing Education
    • Counseling Services
    • Disability Services
    • Financial Aid
    • Greek Life
    • Health & Wellness Services
    • Housing and Residence Life
    • International Student Services
    • Judicial Affairs
    • Leadership and Service Learning
    • Multicultural Centers
    • Orientation
    • Student Activities
    • Student Unions
        

    Student Affairs Job Titles

    • Administrator
    • Advisor
    • Coordinator
    • Consultant
    • Dean
    • Director
    • Policy Maker
    • Programmer
    • Registrar
    • Researcher
    • Student Service Provider
    • Vice Chancellor
    • Vice President
        

    College Counseling Employment Areas

    • Career Services
    • Counseling Services
    • Disability Services
    • Health and Wellness
    • International Student Services
    • Mental Health Services
    • Psychological Services
        

    College Counseling Job Titles

    • Assistant Professor
    • Case Manager
    • Clinical Director
    • Clinician
    • Counselor
    • Director
    • Eating Disorders Counselor
    • Intake Coordinator
    • Substance Abuse Counselor
    • Therapist
    • Urgent Care Specialist
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    Licensure Information

    Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Certification

    Licensed School Counselor (LSC)