Career Counselors may work in a private practice or even in a college or university. The positions available vary by region, state, and country. Some can be found as social workers, life coaches, therapists, corporate recruitment staff, teachers, and many other positions where a firm understanding of psychology is helpful or required.
A Career Counselor at a school would work with students to help them research which career is best for them, while taking into consideration their peer and familial pressures. Career Counselors will work with the students to encourage them to pursue careers that match their skills and desires, with thought given to monetary earnings and the satisfaction level of the chosen field.
Career Counselors who enjoy the business applications of the field often choose employment in outplacement, corporate recruitment and professional headhunting, finding employees for their clients that will suit their workforce. This is the same job they would do otherwise, simply in reverse. Instead of finding clients jobs that match their skills, they find employees to match their clients requirements based on applicants skills.