Listen. Advise. Provide access to resources. Empower people in their search for meaningful and rewarding employment.

The online Workforce Leadership & Development undergraduate degree supplies the knowledge and credentials needed to work as a career counselor.

What Does a Career as a Career Counselor Look Like?

Career counselors work with people to determine optimal employment opportunities and related educational or training paths.

Career counselors typically:

  • Confer with parents or guardians, teachers, administrators and other professionals to discuss children's progress, resolve behavioral and academic obstacles and to determine priorities for students and their resource needs.
  • Counsel students regarding educational issues, such as course and program selection, class scheduling and registration, school adjustment, truancy, study habits and career planning.
  • Assist students in determination of career paths and employment potential.

Career Counselor Career Salary and Forecast

Professionals working in North Carolina as career counselors earn a median salary of $39,292 (as of 2018).

The average salary in North Carolina for graduates of this program is $79,812 (as of 2018). This average salary is above the living wage for North Carolina

What Education is Required to Work as a Career Counselor?

Most career counselors have a bachelor’s degree, and about a third have a master’s degree.

All advertised education levels: Associates Degree: 15.4% Bachelor's Degree: 82% Master's Degree: 33.8% Doctoral Degree: 4%

Career Counselor Job Opportunities

Job titles in this industry vary by employer. Graduates of this degree program find employment working as the following:

  • Career Counselor
  • College Counselor
  • Guidance Counselor
  • School Counselor
  • Student Development Advisor
  • Student Services Coordinator

Career counselors are in demand. Explore job opportunities here.

Ready to Get Started?

Enjoy helping people build successful careers? Apply now to get the education required to work as a career counselor.

Data sourced from Burning Glass Program Insight 
Burning Glass Technologies. 2018.