Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
On the Job
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors counsel individuals and offer information and services to help them make plans about their lives.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Assist clients in handling details of daily life.
- Develop working relationships with others to facilitate program activities.
- Refer clients to community or social service programs.
- Refer individuals to educational or work programs.
- Interview clients to gather information about their backgrounds, needs, or progress.
- Collaborate with other professionals to assess client needs or plan treatments.
- Collaborate with other professionals to develop education or assistance programs.
- Complete documentation required by programs or regulations.
- Write reports or evaluations.
- Advise others on social or educational issues.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Working with a group or team.
- Being in situations in which conflicts arise.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
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