Some of the skills we found on residence counselor resumes included "developmental disabilities," "cpr," and "community resources." We have detailed the most important residence counselor responsibilities below.
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We've found that 57.1% of residence counselors have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 10.7% earned their master's degrees before becoming a residence counselor. While it's true that most residence 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 residence counselors did not spend the extra money to attend college.
The residence counselors who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied psychology and criminal justice, while a small population of residence counselors studied human services and social work.
Once you're ready to become a residence counselor, you should explore the companies that typically hire residence counselors. According to residence counselor resumes that we searched through, residence counselors are hired the most by Prime Healthcare, Mission Regional Medical Center, and Partners Healthcare Solutions Inc. Currently, Prime Healthcare has 32 residence counselor job openings, while there are 16 at Mission Regional Medical Center and 8 at Partners Healthcare Solutions Inc.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, residence counselors tend to earn the biggest salaries at McLean Hospital, Santa Clara University, and State Of Illinois - Illinois Student Assistance Commission. Take McLean Hospital for example. The median residence counselor salary is $45,439. At Santa Clara University, residence counselors earn an average of $43,074, while the average at State Of Illinois - Illinois Student Assistance Commission is $40,914. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
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Some other companies you might be interested in as a residence counselor include CampCo, Ymca, and Private Practice. These three companies were found to hire the most residence counselors from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
In general, residence counselors fulfill roles in the non profits and health care industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the residence counselor annual salary is the highest in the education industry with $35,988 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the professional and government industries pay $35,913 and $34,463 respectively. This means that residence counselors who are employed in the education industry make 9.2% more than residence counselors who work in the health care Industry.