School Counseling & Guidance Services

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2016

12,304

declining 2.15%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$6,470

growing 1.15%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$30,008

growing 3.56%

Average Wage

$53,683

growing 2.43%

People in Workforce

5.09M

growing 0.654%

Average Employee Age

46.2

declining 0.25%

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The locations with the highest concentration of School Counseling & Guidance Services degree recipients are New York, NY, Los Angeles, CA, and San Diego, CA. The locations with a relatively high number of School Counseling & Guidance Services degree recipients are Hobbs, NM, Livingston, AL, and Creve Coeur, MO. The most common degree awarded to students studying School Counseling & Guidance Services is a masters degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in School Counseling & Guidance Services and the types of students that study this field. Capella University awards the most degrees in School Counseling & Guidance Services in the US, but University of the Southwest and Stephens College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in School Counseling & Guidance Services.

Tuition costs for School Counseling & Guidance Services majors are, on average, $6,470 for in-state public colleges, and $30,008 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers School Counseling & Guidance Services programs are Public, 4-year or above institutions (276 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 4-year or above (8,005 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in School Counseling & Guidance Services

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in School Counseling & Guidance Services, is Public, 4-year or above (8,005 completions).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer School Counseling & Guidance Services programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$6,470

Median In-State Public

$30,008

Median Out of State Private

Capella University has the most School Counseling & Guidance Services degree recipients, with 173 degrees awarded in 2016.

The following bar chart shows the state tuition for the top 5 institutions with the most degrees awarded in School Counseling & Guidance Services.

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Specialized Colleges

Highest Concentration Institution

  1. 25.8%

  2. 22.4%

  3. 20.8%

Out of all institutions that offer School Counseling & Guidance Services programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, University of the Southwest and Stephens College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in School Counseling & Guidance Services, with 25.8% and 22.4%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in School Counseling & Guidance Services

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in School Counseling & Guidance Services by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest growth in degrees awarded for School Counseling & Guidance Services.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Education graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Education majors is $53,683 and the most common occupations are Elementary & middle school teachers, Secondary school teachers, and Education administrators.

The industry that employs the most Education majors is Elementary & secondary schools, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Not specified wholesale trade.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course School Counseling & Guidance Services is from the 2 Digit Course Education.

$53,683

Average Wage in Workforce

± $495

2.43%

1 Year Growth

± 1.27%

The average salary for Education majors is $53,683 and the most common occupations are Elementary & middle school teachers, Secondary school teachers, and Education administrators.

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Highest Paying Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Education majors.

Note that the census collects information tied to where people live, not where they work. It is possible that Education majors live and work in the same place, but it is also possible that they live and work in two different places.

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Occupations

Most Common

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The most common occupations Education majors, by number of employees, are Elementary & middle school teachers, Secondary school teachers, and Education administrators.

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Education majors working as Elementary & middle school teachers, Special education teachers, and Secondary school teachers.

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for Education majors are Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Dentists.

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Occupations by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course School Counseling & Guidance Services is from the 2 Digit Course Education.

5.09M

2017 Workforce

± 54,413

0.654%

1 Year Growth

± 1.51%

The number of Education graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 0.654%, from 5.05M in 2016 to 5.09M in 2017.

The largest single share of Education graduates go on to work as Elementary & middle school teachers (39.2%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Education by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course School Counseling & Guidance Services is from the 2 Digit Course Education.

5.09M

2017 Workforce

± 54,413

0.654%

1 Year Growth

± 1.51%

The number of Education graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 0.654%, from 5.05M in 2016 to 5.09M in 2017.

The industry which employs the most Education graduates by share is Elementary & secondary schools, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Education.

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Specialty Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course School Counseling & Guidance Services is from the 2 Digit Course Education.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Education majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Education in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Education is 46.2, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Masters Degree. Female employees are more likely to hold Education degrees, and White students earn the majority (7,402) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course School Counseling & Guidance Services is from the 2 Digit Course Education.

46.2

Average Age in 2017

± 0.148 Years

0.25%

1 Year Change

± 0.456%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Education. The most common ages of employees with this major are 47 and 46 years old, which represent 2.85% and 2.56% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in School Counseling & Guidance Services are Masters Degree, Post-Masters Certificate, and Research Doctorate.

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Workforce Degrees

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course School Counseling & Guidance Services is from the 2 Digit Course Education.

The most common degree types held by the working population in Education are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Female (82.9%)

Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7,402 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,795 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    1,689 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in School Counseling & Guidance Services for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination

  1. Black or African American Male

    1 degrees awarded

  2. Asian Female

    0 degrees awarded

  3. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Male

    0 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in School Counseling & Guidance Services. Black or African American Male students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course School Counseling & Guidance Services is from the 2 Digit Course Education.

Most Common Countries of Origin

  1. Mexico

    52,145 degree recipients

  2. Philippines

    33,077 degree recipients

  3. Cuba

    23,402 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

  1. South Central Asia, not specified

    7.49 times more than expected

  2. St Vincent & the Grenadines

    4.32 times more than expected

  3. Uzbekistan

    4.29 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in South Central Asia, not specified that hold Education degrees (7.49 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is Mexico (52,145 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the School Counseling & Guidance Services field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. School Counseling & Guidance Services majors need many skills, but most especially Social Perceptiveness. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that School Counseling & Guidance Services majors need more than the average amount of Social Perceptiveness, Service Orientation, and Learning Strategies.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for School Counseling & Guidance Services majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Social Perceptiveness is very distinctive for majors, but the Social Perceptiveness, Active Listening, and Reading Comprehension are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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