Educational, Guidance, & Career Counselors & Advisors

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Academic Advisor, Career Counselor, Guidance Counselor, School Counselor

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Academy Military Training NCO; Development Advisor; Education And Training; Education And Training Apprentice; Education And Training Helper; Education and Training Journeyman; Education And Training Manager; Enlisted Accessions Recruiter; Enlisted Professional Military Education Instructional System Designer; Professional Military Education Instructor
Army Reserve Career Counselor (Army Reserve); Career Counselor; Civil Affairs; Civil Affairs Officer Special Operations; Civil Affairs, Designated; Recruiting and Retention NCO (Army National Guard of the United States)
Personnel Administration Specialty; Public Affairs Specialist; Public Information Specialty; Yeoman
Career Planner; Career Prior Service Recruiter; Career Recruiter; Formal School Instructor; Formal School Officer Instructor
Career Specialist; Certified Navy Coach Level 2; Certified Navy Coach Level 4; Chief Career Counselor; Credentialed Navy Coach Level 2; Credentialed Navy Coach Level 4; Credentialed Navy Coach Level 5; LDO - Administration; Navy Counselor; Religious Program Specialist
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What they do:
Advise and assist students and provide 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

  • psychology
  • sociology and anthropology

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Education and Training

  • teaching and course design


Basic Skills

  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others


  • understanding people's reactions
  • looking for ways to help people

Problem Solving

  • 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
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Social Orientation


You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software

  • Blackboard software
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology

Analytical or scientific software

  • ACT WorkKeys
  • Counseling software

Computer based training software

  • Moodle
  • Schoology


Education: (rated 5 of 5)
master's degree
usually needed

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