• Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
  • Education and Training
  • Educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselors counsel individuals and provide group educational and career guidance services.

What do they typically do

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

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