Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors

General Information

Description

Advise and assist students and provide educational and vocational guidance services.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. State and local government56.30%
  2. Private, not for profit23.54%
  3. Private, for profit17.05%
  4. Self-employed1.61%
  5. Federal government1.45%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of school and career counselors and advisors is projected to grow 11 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. About 35,000 openings for school and career counselors and advisors are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$58,120

State-by-state Salary

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$77,870
$44,290
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Master's degree 92%
  • High school 6%
  • Some college 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Therapy and Counseling
  • English Language
  • Education and Training
  • Psychology
  • Customer and Personal Service

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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