Residential Advisors

General Information

Description

Coordinate activities in resident facilities in secondary school and college dormitories, group homes, or similar establishments. Order supplies and determine need for maintenance, repairs, and furnishings. May maintain household records and assign rooms. May assist residents with problem solving or refer them to counseling resources.

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit37.24%
  2. State and local government32.25%
  3. Private, not for profit28.28%
  4. Federal government1.56%
  5. Self-employed0.44%

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
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$31,190

Military salary*

$72,761

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State-by-state Salary

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$39,480
$22,530
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Some college 50%
  • Bachelor's degree 31%
  • Less than high school 7%
  • Doctoral degree 6%
  • Master's degree 3%
  • High school 1%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Related College Majors

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Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Psychology
  • Education and Training
  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical

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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