• Credit Counselors
  • Human Services
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 48,550
    $33,570 range bar $97,330
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • 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

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

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.4%
Job Opening 52

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Education & Training

  • Education

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

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