Newman University’s Careers Progression Coach Clare Vincent, has put together a list of the types of careers a Counselling degree opens up for you. Depending upon the exact content of your degree, you can look at jobs such as:
- Advice worker
- Counselling Psychologist
- Family Support Worker
- High Intensity Therapist
- Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
- Social Worker
Some of the above may require additional training.
Also as part of this degree you will gain many transferrable skills that many graduate employers will value, so do not restrict your thinking to the jobs listed above. Useful websites to explore your ideas are Prospects and Target Jobs.
What did Counselling graduates do 6 months after graduation?
The latest edition of ‘What Do Graduates Do?’ reveals a graduate labour market in relatively good health. Of the 254,495 UK-domiciled first-degree graduates who responded to the survey:
- 74.3% of graduates were in employment six months after graduating
- Only 5.1% were unemployed – the lowest rate since the 1979 survey
- 73.9% of employed graduates were in a professional-level job (up from 71.4%)
- 21.5% of graduates went on to full- or part-time further study
- The average salary for graduates in full-time employment in the UK was £22,399.
For a detailed breakdown of what Counselling students are doing six months after graduation, see What Do Graduates Do?
Here you will find a full description of Newman’s BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology and Counselling Studies including entry requirements.