JOB DESCRIPTION:<br /><ul><li>Help students make personal, school, and job choices
Use interviews, tests, counseling, and other tools to help decide student needs
Help students deal with social, and personal problems
Talk to teachers, psychologists, nurses, and social workers to get information to help students
Work in offices for schools, colleges, and universities
Use school, health and job records, tests, training programs, and classroom guidance materials</li></li></ul><li>JOB MAKE OR PRODUCE OR PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING:<br /><ul><li>Assist students with behavioral, social, emotional challenges.
Confidentiality</li></li></ul><li>THE ENVIRONMENT OF THIS JOB IS:<br /><ul><li>work predominantly in schools
a private practice or maintain an independent advisor or consultant berth
usually work in an office where they see clients throughout the day.</li></li></ul><li>TYPICAL WORK DAY:<br /><ul><li>start private practices
may counsel out of their homes or rented office spaces
such a wide variety of tasks inherent in the job description that it never felt routinized</li></li></ul><li>JOB SATISFACTION:<br /><ul><li>Helping kids overcome their problems
Miller says that watching this growth, and becoming part of that process as a counselor, is one of the most exciting and rewarding aspects of her job.</li></li></ul><li>REQUIRED PREPARATORY EDUCATION:<br /><ul><li>Some states require public school counselors to have both counseling and teaching certificates.
Counseling & Student Services </li></li></ul><li>YEARS AND LEVELS OF EDUCATION, DEGREES:<br /><ul><li>Gather information from schools offering associate degree programs or bachelor degree programs in counseling or any type of program you are currently interested in
find out if you are interested in a social service type of career, like school counseling,
volunteering organizations who work with children or young adults
you will need to have a Master's degree</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>School-Counselor.org