Loan Counselors


Provide guidance to prospective loan applicants who have problems qualifying for traditional loans. Guidance may include determining the best type of loan and explaining loan requirements or restrictions.
Also called: Financial Aid Advisor, Financial Aid Counselor, Financial Aid Director, Financial Aid Officer

Knowledge:

    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
    Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • looking for ways to help people
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
    Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
    Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things

Personality:

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

Technology:

    Data base user interface and query software
  • EDExpress
  • ELM Resources ELM
    Internet browser software
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Web browser software
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    some college
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