So it’s 2013 and there is still a school counselor shortage. I’ve been unemployed since graduating in 2009. I admit, in the past couple of years I haven’t looked that hard for a job because I know school counselor jobs are hard to find, plus I’ve had two babies since graduating.
According to a recent 2013 article from the Washington Post, there is a huge school counselor shortage. According to ASCA, they recommend one school counselor to every 250 students. In reality, there is about 471 students to one school counselor. In California, there are 1,016 students per one counselor!
It’s ironic how there is a huge shortage of school counselors and it is hard to find a job. That means schools are not hiring school counselors. Why not? Lack of funds I presume. Many districts don’t have the money to fund another school counselor. All I know is when someone wants to hire a school counselor in Georgia, I am here available!
How is it going in your state?