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What are the Wages of Educational Therapists in Kansas?

In the state of Kansas, there are many people working as educational therapists. These professionals work in a wide variety of different settings, have very diverse educational and personal backgrounds, and go by many different job titles and descriptions. When looking at all of these people, though, the average yearly salary across the board for educational therapists is approximately $53,600. Of course, an average salary also indicates that there are many others making well above this amount and well below it. Undoubtedly, everyone hopes to be on the higher earning end of this range, and there are things that you can do to make that happen for you.

First and foremost, if you are currently in school for educational therapy, make sure you stay there! If you are not, and if you don't have a formal education of some sort, then it's extremely unlikely that you are going to be able to find any kind of job in the educational therapy field. If this is the case you've found yourself in, then you'll definitely want to enroll in an accredited college or university program as soon as possible. In fact, no matter what your current level of education, you can always increase your salary greatly by choosing to take your education to the next level.

Almost all professionals working in the field in Kansas will have at least a bachelor's degree in educational therapy or a closely related subject. By earning a master's degree, instead, they could qualify themselves for much more prestigious and lucrative positions, as well as for licensure and accreditation if necessary. Likewise, those with master's degrees can significantly improve their salaries by opting for doctoral degrees. Even those with doctoral degrees can experience pay raises by choosing to take continuing education courses or certification classes to expand their knowledge areas.

In addition to improving upon one's education for a higher possible salary, it can also be a good idea to look at where you live and work in Kansas. Smaller cities have less of a need for educational therapists and thus, they aren't as in demand as they are in larger cities in the state. This means that educational therapists working in smaller cities often end up with much smaller salaries. While some thought does have to be given to the increased cost of living in larger cities, the opportunities are still much better in more populated areas. Even if you don't want to move to make more, a brief commute each day might be well worth it!

Finally, remember that the most likely way to increase your salary and your chances for promotion or better job opportunities is always to be a good worker. The more dedicated you are to your job and the harder you work, the more likely it is that you will be thought of when it comes time to issue promotions, a raise, or better yet, both! The rewards of being dedicated and committed to your job far outweigh those of any of the tips presented here.