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Career Details :: Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
Counsel individuals and provide group educational and vocational guidance services.
A minimum of two to four years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
- Advises counselees to assist them in developing their educational and vocational objectives.
- Conducts follow-up interviews with counselees and maintains case records.
- Refers qualified counselees to employer or employment service for placement.
- Addresses community groups and faculty members to explain counseling services.
- Teaches vocational and educational guidance classes.
- Plans and conducts orientation programs and group conferences to promote adjustment of individuals to new life experiences.
- Establishes and maintains relationships with employers and personnel from supportive service agencies to develop opportunities for counselees.
- Advises counselees to assist them in understanding and overcoming personal and social problems.
- Collects and evaluates information about counselees' abilities, interests, and personality characteristics, using records, tests, and interviews.
- Compiles and studies occupational, educational, and economic information to assist counselees in making and carrying out vocational and educational objectives.
- Interprets program regulations or benefit requirements and assists counselees in obtaining needed supportive services.
- Child, Family, and School Social Workers
- Health Educators
- Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
General Work Activities
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Assisting and Caring for Others
- Establishing & Maintaining Relationships
- Communicating With Persons Outside Organization
- Making Decisions and Solving Problems
Frequent Work Context
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Objective or Subjective Information
- Deal With External Customers
- Provide a Service to Others