Educational, Guidance, School, & Vocational Counselors
Also called: Academic Advisor, Career Counselor, Guidance Counselor, School Counselor
What they do:Counsel individuals and provide group educational and vocational guidance services.
On the job, you would:
- Provide crisis intervention to students when difficult situations occur at schools.
- Confer with parents or guardians, teachers, administrators, and other professionals to discuss children's progress, resolve behavioral, academic, and other problems, and to determine priorities for students and their resource needs.
- Identify cases of domestic abuse or other family problems and encourage students or parents to seek additional assistance from mental health professionals.
- therapy and counseling
Math and Science
- sociology and anthropology
Arts and Humanities
- English language
Education and Training
- teaching and course design
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- talking to others
- understanding people's reactions
- looking for ways to help people
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
- 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
- pay attention to something without being distracted
People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Concern for Others
- Self Control
- Social Orientation
You might use software like this on the job:
Data base user interface and query software
Analytical or scientific software
- ACT WorkKeys
- Computerized diagnostic programs
Web page creation and editing software