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Community Health Services/Counseling

258 Associates's Degrees Annually
1,642 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
#99 in Popularity (Associate's)
$43,480 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Community Health Services/Counseling Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many community health services/liaison/counseling graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,642
Basic Certificate 292
Associate’s Degree 258
Undergraduate Certificate 209

What Community Health Services/Counseling Majors Need to Know

O*NET surveyed people in occupations related to community health services/liaison/counseling and asked them what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important for their jobs. The responses were rated on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being most important.

Knowledge Areas for Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling Majors

Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling majors often go into careers in which the following knowledge areas are important:

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  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

Skills for Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling Majors

community health services/liaison/counseling majors are found most commonly in careers in which the following skills are important:

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  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Abilities for Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling Majors

A major in community health services/liaison/counseling will prepare for your careers in which the following abilities are important:

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  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

Who Is Getting an Associate’s Degree in Community Health Services/Counseling?

258 Associate's Degrees Annually
85% Percent Women
62% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The major attracts more women than men. About 85% of the recent graduates in this field are female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of community health services/liaison/counseling majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling Students with Associate's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 7
Black or African American 83
Hispanic or Latino 53
White 91
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 21

Geographic Diversity

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling. About 1.2% of those with this major are international students.

How Much Do Community Health Services/Counseling Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

Average salaries range from $43,480 to $59,660 (25th to 75th percentile) for careers related to community health services/liaison/counseling. This range includes all degree levels, so the salary for a person with just a bachelor’s degree may be a little less and the one for a person with an advanced degree may be a little more.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

Median Salary for a Community Health Services/Counseling Major  ( 43480 to 59660 )
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Median Salary for a High School Graduate  ( 30000 to 57900 )
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Some degrees associated with community health services/liaison/counseling may require an advanced degree, while others may not even require a bachelor’s in the field. Whatever the case may be, pursuing more education usually means that more career options will be available to you.

Find out what the typical degree level is for community health services/liaison/counseling careers below.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
High School Diploma - or the equivalent (for example, GED) 5.4%
Some College Courses 1.5%
Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree) 40.2%
Bachelor’s Degree 42.9%
Master’s Degree 10.1%
Doctoral Degree 0.4%

Online Community Health Services/Counseling Programs

In the 2018-2019 academic year, 143 schools offered some type of community health services/liaison/counseling program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 42 7
Certificate (1-2 years) 14 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 1 0
Associate’s Degree 33 2
Bachelor’s Degree 5 1
Post-Baccalaureate 42 7
Master’s Degree 20 5
Post-Master’s 3 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 4 1
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Community Health Services/Counseling Worth It?

The median salary for a community health services/liaison/counseling grad is $43,480 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 9% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $71,600 after 20 years!

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to community health services/liaison/counseling.

Major Number of Grads
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 5,184
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician 3,082
Other Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 2,081
Clinical/Medical Social Work 382
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor 241
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling 45
Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling 5
Genetic Counseling/Counselor 0

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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