Choosing a Career in Counseling. 

All people need help and support as they experience the various stages and transitions of life. People face many decisions and situations regarding educational, vocational, social, emotional, or personal problems. Counselors realize that people continue to grow and change throughout their lifespan. This profession differs from other human service professions in its developmental approach to problem solving. Counselors deal with human development concerns through support, therapeutic approaches, consultation, evaluation, teaching, and research. Simply stated, counseling is the art of helping people grow, and successfully face the challenges of life circumstances.

Careers in the counseling field are open to men and women of all ethnic and social backgrounds. Professional counselors can be found in a variety of settings: 

  • Private Practice 
  • Schools 
  • Colleges/Universities 
  • Hospitals 
  • Mental Health Agencies 
  • Public Employment Agencies 

For more information on the profession of counseling, including a description of the types of work settings, job outlook, earnings, and required qualifications, please visit  which covers information offered by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2004-05 Edition. 


Mercer's American Association of Christian Counselors Organization (AACC)

Chi Sigma Iota (Mercer's Chapter - Mu Upsilon Alpha)

Discovering a Career in Counseling 

Mercer's LPCA Student Affiliate Organization (SAO)

Counseling Resume Sample 1

Counseling Resume Sample 2


Higher Education Jobs 

Mental web 

Mercer University 

National Association of Colleges and Employers 

Positions in College Counseling Centers
Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors

Psychology Information Online 

Social Service Jobs 

Southern Association for College Student Affairs 


American Counseling Association

American Association of Christian Counselors 

American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy 

American Association of Pastoral Counselors 

American Association for Therapeutic Humor 

American Association of Sex Educators & Counselors 

American Association of Suicidology 

American Art Therapy Association 

American College Counseling Association 

American Group Psychotherapy Association 

American Mental Health Counselors Association 

American Psychological Association 

American School Counselor Association 

Association for Addiction Professionals 

Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences 

Association for Assessment in Counseling 

Association for Death Education and Counseling 

Association for Counselor Education and Supervision 

Association for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues in Counseling 

Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development

Association for Play Therapy 

Association for Psychological Type 

Association for Specialists in Group Work

Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists 

Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors

Association of Vocational Rehabilitation in Alcohol and Substance Abuse 

American Rehabilitation Counseling Association

Employee Assistance Professionals Association 

Georgia Assoc. for Marriage and Family Counseling 

Georgia Career Development Association

Georgia College Counseling Assoc.

Georgia Department of Education

Georgia School Counselor Association (GSCA)

International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors 

Licensed Professional Counselors Assoc. of Georgia 

National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers 

National Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors 

National Career Development Association 

National Eating Disorder Association 

National Employment Counseling Association