Educational, Guidance, School, & Vocational Counselors


Counsel individuals and provide group educational and vocational guidance services.
Also called: Academic Advisor, Career Counselor, Guidance Counselor, School Counselor

Knowledge:

    Health
  • therapy and counseling
    Math and Science
  • psychology
  • sociology and anthropology
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
    Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • looking for ways to help people
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Concern for Others
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Social Orientation

Technology:

    Data base user interface and query software
  • Computer-assisted career guidance software
  • Microsoft Access
    Analytical or scientific software
  • ACT WorkKeys
  • Computerized testing programs
    Web page creation and editing software
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn

Education:

    master's degree
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