Online Social Services and Counseling Programs

Helping folks that need extra assistance is one of life's more rewarding activities. Making a career out of helping others could lead to a lifetime of fulfillment. Professional counseling requires the knowledge and training only a degree can provide. Online counseling degree programs are gaining in popularity and acceptance. If you are a non-traditional student because you work or juggle family responsibilities, an online degree may be the best option for you.

An associate's degree in counseling could include introductory coursework in psychology, casework, and specific problems, such as chemical dependency. Bachelor's and master's degrees can expand on this knowledge by giving classes in different types of therapy, abnormal psychology, human growth and development, and client advocacy. Many programs also include clinical work and job training programs.

Counselors work at hospitals, clinics, schools, rehabilitation centers, and government agencies. They also serve in non-profits that benefit communities at risk and can work with specific groups, such as the homeless or gang members.

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