Advise and assist students and provide educational and vocational guidance services.
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Related Job Titles
Academic Advisor, Academic Counselor, Admissions Counselor, Career Counselor, College Counselor, Guidance Counselor, School Adjustment Counselor, School Counselor, Student Development Advisor, Student Services Coordinator
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What you Need to Know
- Therapy and Counseling — Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
- Psychology — Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
- Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
- Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
Top Technology Requirements Included in Job Postings
- Analytical or scientific software — ACT WorkKeys; Career Dimensions Focus 2; Computerized testing programs; Counseling software
- Computer based training software — Common Curriculum; Moodle; Padlet; Schoology
- Data base user interface and query software — Blackboard software; Computer-assisted career guidance software; Microsoft Access; Student information systems SIS
- Project management software — Google Classroom; Microsoft Project; Microsoft SharePoint; Palm Pal Transana
- Web page creation and editing software — Facebook; LinkedIn; Orbius; Web page design and editing software
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