School Counseling in Seattle

Seattle operates the largest public school system in the state of Washington, with 53,380 students1. The city is known for being progressive and education focused, and school counselors play a crucial role in helping pre-K-12 students both academically and personally.

As a school counselor, you can help Seattle students excel while ensuring they have access to a supportive network of teachers, administrators, and family members.

The average annual wage of a school counselor in Seattle is $59,4502, which exceeds the US average of $57,6203.

Between 2016 and 2026, employment opportunities for school counselors in Washington are projected to grow 21 percent4, more than the national expected change of 13 percent5.

How to Become a Certified School Counselor in Seattle

The state of Washington requires all school counselors to meet educational and professional standards to ensure its students receive the highest-quality support. Before you can become employed as a school counselor in Seattle, you must meet the requirements for certification, which include a master’s degree from an accredited institution. Resources for Washington licensing board can be found on NYU Steinhardt's Professional Licensure page.

Why Counseling@NYU School Counseling?

NYU Steinhardt’s online master of arts in Counseling and Guidance program provides an intensive education that prepares you to become an effective school counselor in pre-K-12 settings nationwide. Without having to come to New York City, you can earn an NYU degree that is accredited by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council.

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