Behavioral Issues, Mathematics, and Guidance Curriculum aren't the only skills Elementary School Counselors have. In fact, there's a whole list of personality traits that are commonly seen among them, including:
In order to accomplish your goal of becoming a Elementary School Counselor, we've found that over half, 34.8% to be exact, of Elementary School Counselors have a bachelor's degree. The good news is that it doesn't seem like more schooling than that is necessary with only 37.0% having master's degrees. While it's true that most Elementary School Counselors have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every seven Elementary School Counselors did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those Elementary School Counselors who do attend college, typically earn either a School Counseling degree or a Education degree. Less commonly earned degrees for Elementary School Counselors include a Psychology degree or a Elementary Education degree.
Now that you have your degree, you're ready to become an Elementary School Counselor. So where do you start applying? According to our research, Elementary School Counselors are mostly hired by Atlanta Public Schools, Denver Public Library, and YMCA of Greater Houston. Now is a good time to apply as Atlanta Public Schools has 4 Elementary School Counselors job openings, and there are 3 at Denver Public Library and 2 at YMCA of Greater Houston.
Since salary is super important to some, it's good to note that Elementary School Counselors are figured to earn the highest salaries at Atlanta Public Schools, Blacksburg High School, and Fort Worth Independent School District. If you were to take a closer look at Atlanta Public Schools, you'd find that the average Elementary School Counselor salary is $50,917. Then, onto Blacksburg High School, Elementary School Counselors receive an average salary of $50,132, while the salary at Fort Worth Independent School District is $50,119. Now, we need to figure out how difficult it will be to earn a spot with these companies. Currently, Atlanta Public Schools has 4 jobs listed for Elementary School Counselors. Additionally, Blacksburg High School and Fort Worth Independent School District only have 1 and 1 job openings.
The most prestigious Elementary School Counselors can be found working at Camp Systems International, YMCA, and 24 Hour Fitness. We determine this by assessing the schools where Elementary School Counselors have earned their degrees, and then looking at the companies that have hired a significant number of Elementary School Counselors from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States.
In general, Elementary School Counselors fulfill roles in the Education and Utilities industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the salaries for Elementary School Counselors are the highest in the Utilities industry with $39,871 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the Manufacturing and Internet industries only pay $37,117 and $36,888 respectively. This means that Elementary School Counselors who are employed in the Utilities industry make a whopping 13.1% more than Elementary School Counselors who work in the Non Profits Industry.