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Old 01-08-2011, 03:51 PM
 
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Question Academic Advising Field

I would like to work in the academic advising field. Would it be worth-while getting an master's in academic advising, or would I be wasting my time.

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Old 01-09-2011, 12:10 AM
 
Location: McKeesport, PA
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For a college-level academic adviser, you don't need to have a master's degree. Although I must admit, the competition for university jobs are tough (probably due to the free tuition for yourself and your kids....a great perk). Also the pay for academic advisers isn't so great. If anything, I would view it as a foot in the door to another administrative position....but not something to do for a career.
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:21 PM
 
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Not to mention that college advisers typically get a (deserved) bad rap. I've talked to many of them, and gotten **** poor information from almost all, if not just flat out inaccurate info.
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Old 01-15-2011, 02:01 AM
 
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For a college-level academic adviser, you don't need to have a master's degree. Although I must admit, the competition for university jobs are tough (probably due to the free tuition for yourself and your kids....a great perk). Also the pay for academic advisers isn't so great. If anything, I would view it as a foot in the door to another administrative position....but not something to do for a career.
Depends upon the state ... Most university academic advising positions and ALL community college counselor/advisor positions require a masters degree here in California.
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Old 01-15-2011, 09:20 AM
 
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Depends upon the state ... Most university academic advising positions and ALL community college counselor/advisor positions require a masters degree here in California.
...and in North Carolina, along with certification.
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Old 01-15-2011, 04:44 PM
 
Location: McKeesport, PA
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Depends upon the state ... Most university academic advising positions and ALL community college counselor/advisor positions require a masters degree here in California.
Interesting. This is definitely not the case in FL; BA/BS degree is all that is needed. At the college where I work in PA, academic advisors are called "Student Service Specialists" and some of them don't even have Bachelor degrees!
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Old 01-17-2011, 05:43 AM
 
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You can't get any university position in MN without a master's degree (administrative).
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