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Overview

Most career counselors will hold a masters degree in counseling. The requirements can vary by state or country, with a degree in counseling being the common theme.

Most career counseling programs have specific courses in relationships, cultural and social diversity, human growth and development, professional identity, and research and program evaluation. Most masters degree programs will also demand supervised clinical counseling experience.

Licensed career counselors are often expected to continue their learning in order to maintain their license. Further learning can include seminars, workshops, graduate studies and personal studies; all to strengthen their own education and the service level they can provide to their clients.

As well as the above mentioned requirements, a strong interest in helping others meet their goals is suggested, as well as the ability to provide a positive viewpoint and show respect for their clients. These skills will help the counselor's goal of aiding their clients to strengthen their skills, work ethic, and suitability for the field they are best suited to work in.

What are Career Counselors like?

Artistic

Based on our pool of users, career counselors tend to be predominately artistic people. Take our career test to see what career interest category best describes you.

Career Counselors by Strongest Interest Archetype

Based on sample of 626 Sokanu users

Are Career Counselors happy?

87%Happy

Career counselors rank among the happiest careers. Overall they rank in the 87th percentile of careers for satisfaction scores.

Career Counselor Career Satisfaction by Dimension

Percentile among all careers

Education History of Career Counselors

The most common degree held by career counselors is Psychology. 12% of career counselors had a degree in psychology before becoming career counselors. That is over 2 times the average across all careers. Counseling Psychology graduates are the second most common among career counselors, representing 8% of career counselors in the Sokanu user base, which is 23.3 times the average.

Career Counselor Education History

This table shows which degrees people earn before becoming a Career Counselor, compared to how often those degrees are obtained by people who earn at least one post secondary degree.

Degree % of career counselors % of population Multiple
Psychology 12.5% 5.9% 2.1×
Counseling Psychology 7.5% 0.3% 23.3×
Business Management And Administration 5.1% 5.8% 0.9×
English Literature 4.6% 4.2% 1.1×
Communications 3.8% 2.9% 1.3×
Sociology 3.4% 1.8% 1.9×
Human Resources 3.2% 0.8% 3.9×
School Student Counseling 2.9% 0.1% 22.3×
Business 2.4% 2.1% 1.1×
General Education 2.4% 0.5% 4.6×
Political Science 2.4% 2.6% 0.9×
Educational Administration And Supervision 2.1% 0.1% 16.1×
Philosophy And Religious Studies 1.9% 1.4% 1.4×
History 1.9% 2.0% 1.0×
Educational Psychology 1.9% 0.1% 17.6×
Economics 1.8% 3.4% 0.5×
Public Administration 1.3% 0.4% 3.2×
Intercultural And International Studies 1.1% 0.6% 1.9×

How to Become a Career Counselor

Think you might be interested in becoming a Career Counselor? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good career counselor? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

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  2. Get the Education

    • George Washington University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Georgetown University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, MD
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • American University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
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Should I be a Career Counselor?

Think you might be interested in becoming a Career Counselor? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good career counselor? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Get the Education

    • George Washington University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Georgetown University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, MD
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • American University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
  3. Get Hired
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