Counseling Schools In Alabama

Alabama has 21 accredited counseling schools where counseling faculty who teach counseling classes can find employment. The trends in Alabama's counseling academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in counseling includes counseling training at the following levels:

  • Counseling Certificate
  • Associates degree in Counseling
  • Bachelors degree in Counseling
  • Masters degree in Counseling
  • PhD degree in Counseling


Schools

  1. Alabama A & M University

    4900 Meridian St, Normal, Alabama 35762

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  2. University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Administration Bldg Suite 1070, Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0110

    143 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. Amridge University

    1200 Taylor Rd, Montgomery, Alabama 36117-3553

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  4. Alabama State University

    915 S Jackson Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36101-0271

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  5. The University of Alabama

    739 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0166

    75 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. Auburn University at Montgomery

    7440 East Drive, Montgomery, Alabama 36117-3596

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  7. Auburn University

    Auburn, Alabama, Auburn University, Alabama 36849

    82 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  8. South University-Montgomery

    5355 Vaughn Road, Montgomery, Alabama 36116-1120

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  9. Faulkner University

    5345 Atlanta Hwy, Montgomery, Alabama 36109-3378

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  10. Gadsden State Community College

    1001 George Wallace Dr, Gadsden, Alabama 35903

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  11. George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville

    801 Main St NW, Hanceville, Alabama 35077-2000

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  12. Jacksonville State University

    700 Pelham Road North, Jacksonville, Alabama 36265

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  13. University of West Alabama

    Station One, Livingston, Alabama 35470

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  14. University of Mobile

    5735 College Parkway Drive, Mobile, Alabama 36613-2842

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  15. University of Montevallo

    Station 6001, Montevallo, Alabama 35115-6000

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  16. University of North Alabama

    One Harrison Plaza, Florence, Alabama 35632-0001

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  17. Oakwood University

    7000 Adventist Blvd NW, Huntsville, Alabama 35896

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  18. Samford University

    800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, Alabama 35229-2240

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  19. Selma University

    1501 Lapsley St, Dinkins Hall, Selma, Alabama 36701

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  20. University of South Alabama

    307 N University Blvd, Mobile, Alabama 36688-0002

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  21. Troy University

    University Avenue, Troy, Alabama 36082-0001

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Alabama Vs. National Counseling Employment

Alabama 6,110
National 653,240

Of all of the counseling professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Alabama state.

Employment Growth for Counseling professionals In Alabama

6,280 5,850 6,410 6,020 5,390
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of counseling professionals is shrinking in Alabama. In 2010 there were 890 less counseling professionals working in Alabama than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of counseling has shrunk by 14% in Alabama. This is faster than the trend for counseling professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of counseling professionals has shrunk by 2% between 2006 and 2010.

Counseling VS. All Professions salaries in Alabama

$41,982 $43,867 $45,755 $46,493 $47,158
$39,917 $41,500 $42,923 $44,323 $46,099
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Counseling
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to counseling professionals are growing in Alabama. Counseling professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $41,982 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $47,158 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Counseling professionals in Alabama

10th percentile
$25,844
25th percentile
$34,088
50th percentile
$42,198
75th percentile
$53,758
90th percentile
$71,464

Thus, counseling professionals' salaries grew by 11% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 177% pay differential between the highest paid counseling professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of counseling in Alabama.

Average Salaries for Counseling professionals and related professions in Alabama

Christian Counseling
$47,140
Clinical Psychology
$59,672
Counseling
$45,330
Forensic Psychology
$81,270
School Psychology
$71,830
Sociology
$59,450
Sports Psychology
$71,830

In Alabama, counseling professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Counseling programs available for each degree type for all schools in Alabama

associate
3
bachelor
3
master
23
doctor
4
Certificate
7
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As the number of counseling professionals is decreasing in Alabama state, the number of students graduating from the 21 accredited counseling schools in Alabama state is increasing. In 2006, 756 students graduated from counseling courses in Alabama. And in 2010, 764 students graduated.

This represents a 1% increase in the number of counseling degree or certificate school graduates in Alabama state. 58% of these graduates received an master's degree in counseling.

Counseling Faculty Salaries in Alabama

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