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School and Career Counselors

School and Career Counselors
Quick Facts : School and Career Counselors*
2010 Median Pay$53,380
Entry Level EducationMaster's degree
Work Experience in Related OccupationNone
Number of Jobs, 2012281,400
Job Outlook19% (About as fast as average)
Employment Change53,400


School and career counselors meet with students and parents to discuss the progress toward the student?s educational goals. They help students develop social skills and succeed in school. Career counselors work with clients at various stages in their careers. Some work with college students to help choose a college major. They also help students determine what jobs they are qualified for with their degrees.

What School and Career Counselors Do

  • Work with students to develop skills such as organization, time management, and effective study habits
  • Evaluate students' abilities and interests through aptitude assessments and interviews
  • Develop strategies with teachers, administrators, and parents to help students
  • Identify and report possible cases of neglect or abuse
  • Refer students and parents to resources outside the school for additional support

Work Environment

School counselors work in public and private schools. Career counselors work in colleges, government career centers, and private practice. Both types of counselors generally work full time.
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Job Outlook

Employment of school and career counselors is expected to grow by 19 percent from 2010 to 2020 due to rising student enrollments in elementary, middle, and high schools which are expected to increase demand for school counselors.
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Pay

In May 2010 the average salary of school and career counselors was $53,380.
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School and Career Counselors*
Average Annual Salary, May 2010

School and Career Counselors

53380

Education Occupations

52556.0

All Jobs in the U.S.

52312.5223
School and Career Counselors*
Percent Change in Employment

School and Career Counselors

18.9765

Education Occupations

15.236553990840912

All Jobs in the U.S.

15.767561808929724

Becoming a School and Career Counselors

In most states, school counselors must have a master's degree in school counseling or a related field. Most employers prefer that career counselors have a master's degree in counseling with a focus on career development. Career counseling programs prepare students to teach career development techniques and assess clients' skills and interests.
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