Credit Counselors


Advise and educate individuals or organizations on acquiring and managing debt. May provide guidance in determining the best type of loan and explaining loan requirements or restrictions. May help develop debt management plans, advise on credit issues, or provide budget, mortgage, and bankruptcy counseling.
Also called: Certified Consumer Credit and Housing Counselor, Certified Credit Counselor, Credit Counselor

Knowledge:

    Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
    Health
  • therapy and counseling

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    Social
  • looking for ways to help people
  • talking people into changing their minds or their behavior

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
    Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Concern for Others
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation

Technology:

    Financial analysis software
  • Cooperative Processing Resources DMS Professional Suite
  • Integrant DebtLogic
    Data base user interface and query software
  • CoreLogic DebtorTrace
  • Microsoft Access
    Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    high school diploma/GED
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