Do you like giving people advice about careers or jobs they might enjoy? Does helping students figure out what they want to do after they graduate appeal to you? If you can answer yes to these questions, then becoming a career counselor might be a great choice for you.
Career counselors help people with the entire career decision process. Helping clients explore their interests and assisting clients in picking out educational programs that will help them achieve their career goals are just a couple of things that a career counselor might do on a daily basis. People who are considering a career change or thinking of reentering the workforce can also benefit from meeting with a career counselor.
Career counselors work in a wide range of environments including colleges, career centers, government agencies, and in private practice. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the U.S. Department of Labor, demand for career counselors is expected to grow at an average rate for the next ten years. Learn more about the educational requirements, job duties, and average salaries in this overview of career counseling.
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