• Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors
  • Education and Training
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 50,820
    $35,070 range bar $65,670
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Moderately Growing
  • Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors counselors help students develop academic and social skills and plans for after graduation. Career counselors and advisors help students and other clients develop skills, explore an occupation, or choose an educational program that will lead to a career.

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 +1.0%
Job Openings 810

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Education & Training

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