|Quick Facts: School and Career Counselors|
What School and Career Counselors Do
School counselors help students develop the academic and social skills needed to succeed. Career counselors help people choose a path to employment.
School counselors work in public and private schools. Career counselors work in colleges, career centers, and private practices. Both types of counselors generally work full time.
How to Become a School or Career Counselor
Most school counselors need a master’s degree in school counseling or a related field and have a state-issued credential. Some states require licensure for career counselors.
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More Information, Including Links to O*NET
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