School Counseling in Los Angeles

With the second-largest population in the United States, Los Angeles educates roughly 700,000 young people1 in its public and private pre-K-12 schools. The city’s schools face an achievement gap and other issues that affect students’ academic achievement and personal development.2

As a school counselor in Los Angeles, you could help meet the growing need for dedicated professionals who guide students toward success both during and after their pre-K-12 journey.

The average salary for educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselors in the Los Angeles area is $68,6903, higher than the US average of $57,6204.

Los Angeles has the second-largest school district in the nation, with more than 900 public schools and 187 charter schools5.

How to Become a Certified School Counselor in Los Angeles

School counseling is a specialized field requiring advanced study and real-world practice with students. Aspiring pre-K-12 school counselors in Los Angeles must meet all the requirements for certification in California before they can pursue employment in a school setting.

One of the first steps to becoming a certified school counselor in Los Angeles is earning a master’s degree from an accredited institution. Resources for California licensing board can be found on NYU Steinhardt's Professional Licensure page.

Why Counseling@NYU School Counseling?

NYU’s online master of arts in Counseling and Guidance program is offered through the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. From many locations across the US, you can earn an NYU Steinhardt graduate degree that potentially prepares you to pursue a career in school counseling in Los Angeles and school districts across the country.

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3 Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics, 21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors Return to footnote reference
4 Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics, 21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors Return to footnote reference