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Career and Employment Counselors and Technicians

Overview

Career and employment counselors and technicians, who are also known as vocational counselors, provide advice to individuals or groups about occupations, careers, career decision making, career planning, and other career development–related questions or conflicts. Career guidance technicians collect pertinent information to support both the counselor and applicant during the job search. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, as of May 2016, there were approximately 253,460 educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselors employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Helpful

Problem-Solving

Social

Career Ladder
Supervisor of Employment Counselors

Employment Counselor

Employment Counselor Trainee

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