• Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
  • Education and Training
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 53,330
    $35,730 range bar $71,730
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Moderately Growing
  • Educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselors counsel individuals and provide group educational and career guidance services.

What do they typically do

  • Prepare students for later education by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks
  • Counsel individuals to help them understand and overcome personal, social, or behavioral problems that affect their education or vocational situations
  • Counsel students about educational issues like course and program selection, class scheduling, school adjustment, truancy, study habits, and career planning
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations
  • Identify cases of domestic abuse or other family problems and encourage students or parents to seek additional help from mental health professionals
  • Meet with parents or guardians and education professionals to discuss children's progress, resolve problems, and determine students priorities and resource needs
  • Evaluate students' or individuals' abilities, interests, and personality characteristics using tests, records, interviews, or professional sources
  • Provide crisis intervention for students when difficult situations occur at schools

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.7%
Job Opening 719

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Academic Advisor, Admissions Counselor, Career Counselor, College Counselor, Guidance Counselor, School Adjustment Counselor, School Counselor, Student Development Advisor, Student Services Coordinator
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