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Top 300 Careers, 12th Edition by Editors at JIST

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Community and Social Services Occupations

Counselors

(O*NET 21-1011.00, 21-1012.00, 21-1013.00, 21-1014.00, 21-1015.00, and 21-1019.00)

Significant Points
  • People interested in counseling should have a strong desire to help others and should be able to inspire respect, trust, and confidence.
  • Education and training requirements vary by state and specialty, but a master’s degree is required to become a licensed counselor.
  • Projected job growth varies by specialty, but job opportunities should be favorable as job openings are expected to exceed the number of graduates from counseling programs.
Nature of the Work

Counselors work in diverse community settings designed to provide a variety of counseling, rehabilitation, and support services. Their ...

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