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Career and Employment Counselors and Technicians


Career and employment counselors and technicians, who are also known as vocational counselors, provide advice to individuals or groups about occupations, careers, career decision making, career planning, and other career development–related questions or conflicts. Career guidance technicians collect pertinent information to support both the counselor and applicant during the job search. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, as of May 2016, there were approximately 253,460 educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselors employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma




About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits




Career Ladder
Supervisor of Employment Counselors

Employment Counselor

Employment Counselor Trainee

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