|Quick Facts: School and Career Counselors|
$53,380 per year
$25.67 per hour
|19% (About as fast as average)|
School counselors help students develop social skills and succeed in school. Career counselors assist people with the process of making career decisions by helping them choose a career or educational program.
School counselors work in public and private schools. Career counselors work in colleges, government career centers, and private practice. Both types of counselors generally work full time.
All school counselors must be credentialed, which most often requires a master’s degree. Many employers prefer that career counselors have a master’s degree. Those who work in private practice generally must be licensed.
The median annual wage of school and career counselors was $53,380 in May 2010.
Employment of school and career counselors is expected to grow by 19 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The number of students attending schools at all levels is expected to increase during the projections decade, boosting demand for both school and career counselors.
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