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degree in counseling
March 31, 2001
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Hello
I'm thinking about getting a degree in counseling. I would like to ask some input on this. I have been reading many of the threads. It seems to me that maybe a few of you that respond or counselers, because I really like the advice you give, anyway if anyone could give me some advice. How many years would a degree take? Is it a rewarding profession? What areas are in the great'est need for counselers? What type of person would make a good counseler? And is being fourty to old to think about a counseling degree? Hope to hear from you.

March 31, 2001
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Your never to old to do any thing your called to do!!!!!!!!! Right now there is a great need for social workers, or licensed therapist, psych tech, who can dispense meds, and do some counseling. There are various means of obtaining the degrees, most require 4 years, and internships. There is a great need for work in areas with large populations, and low incomes, foster work, child abuse investigators, in home supervision,prison work, and in school social workers, adolescents, early prison release programs. I would suggest looking at the city and county employment pages, as well as local classified ads, to get an idea of the need, as well as compensation in your area. Most of the jobs, just do not pay that great, unless you go to work for the city or county, or prison system, but trust me you will earn your money. It is hard to see, and work with some of this stuff, it takes some one with a big heart,open mind, and a balanced life. You really need support to keep your head straight, burn out is the biggest problem for you to deal with. Consider going to these locations and interviewing the employees in circumstances that you might consider, before you go to school. Think about what you are drawn to, pure psychology, or domestic violence, mental illness, criminal behavior, sexual abuse, there are so many areas unfortunately today, with so much specialization. Good luck on your journey.

March 31, 2001
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After thought, you could just become a teacher, and do it all. sorry, that was sorta a joke, but the work is very similar, but then you have to work with the really mental ill, public education administration, huh Janes 🙂 evil me hehe

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