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Education, Nonprofit and Human Services

Educational, Guidance, or Career Counselor

Advise and assist students and provide educational and vocational guidance services.

Contact Info

Center for Career Exploration and Success

45 Armstrong Center

550 E. Spring St.

Oxford, OH 45056


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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

Facts and Stats

Your career outlook is looking good – just like these stats.

O*NET Code: 21-1012.00

O*NET Summary
  • $61k Median wages (annual)


  • 32,000 Projected job openings


  • 8-10% Projected growth (faster than average)


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.

Related Programs

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 TransanaSee more occupations related to this technology.
  • Web page creation and editing software — Facebook; LinkedIn; Orbius; Web page design and editing software

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