• Credit Counselors
  • Human Services
  • Credit counselors advise and teach individuals or organizations about acquiring and managing debt. They may help clients decide about loans or manage their debts.

    What do they typically do

    • Review clients' income, assets, debts, expenses, credit reports, or other financial information to evaluate their financial situation
    • Create debt management plans, spending plans, or budgets to help clients meet financial goals
    • Calculate clients' available monthly income to meet debt obligations
    • Prioritize client debt repayment to reduce overall costs or to avoid consequences like bankruptcy or foreclosure
    • Recommend strategies for clients to meet their financial goals, such as enrolling in debt management plans
    • Interview clients by telephone or in person to gather financial information
    • Explain general financial topics to clients, such as credit report ratings, bankruptcy laws, consumer protection laws, wage attachments, or collection actions
    • Advise clients about housing matters like apartment remtals, homeownership, late mortgages, or foreclosure prevention

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    Job Growth +1.8%
    Job Opening 61

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    Education & Training

    • Education

      Most require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
      Associated Programs or Majors
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