Top Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling Masters degree Programs - 2023

Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling programs prepare individuals, including but not limited to, ordained clergy and other counseling professionals to respond to the emotional and/or spiritual needs of patients and families in health care emergencies and other situations, and to consult with and counsel other health care professionals. Includes instruction in advanced interpersonal communication; individual and small group counseling; interdisciplinary teamwork; crisis management; extended care relationships; self-analysis; medical ethics; pastoral care art; spiritual dimensions of human growth and health; counseling psychology and therapy; and applications to grief, death, emotional collapse, injury, individual/family adjustment, and chronic illness situations.

While Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling offers degrees up to the Doctors degree research scholarship, the majority of students earn a Masters degree. Students study Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling all around the US, though the major at the Masters degree level has the most graduates in Ohio. The average annual income for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling is $37,200.

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See where Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling is the most popular major in the U.S.
This heat map represents the states that have the highest percent of Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling degrees compared to all other degrees awarded in that state.
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Top Colleges for Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling

Ashland University is a top option for students who want to study Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling. Students can earn up to a Doctors degree research scholarship at the school. Ashland University awards about 38 Masters degrees to those majoring in Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling per year. However, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Trinity International University-Illinois are also options to consider. Take a look at the college options in the table below.

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Careers for Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling Majors

Some of the highest paying jobs for Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling majors include Marriage and Family Therapists, Clergy and Counselors, All Other. However, another thing to think about is how many job openings there currently is. Positions that are in high need that a degree in Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling can prepare you for are Clergy, Marriage and Family Therapists and Counselors, All Other.

Top Paying Careers for Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling

  1. Marriage and Family Therapists   (Median Wage: $49,880)
  2. Clergy   (Median Wage: $49,720)
  3. Counselors, All Other   (Median Wage: $45,160)

Most in Demand Careers for Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling

  1. Clergy
  2. Marriage and Family Therapists
  3. Counselors, All Other
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