Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors:

Counsel individuals and provide group educational and vocational guidance services.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $51,950.00
Average Time to Fill 22 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 5,088
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 11.58 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Oral Communication
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Attention to Detail
Customer Service
Conflict Management
Written Communication
Work Ethic
Intellectual Risk-taking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Training and Teaching Others

Adapt course of study to meet student needs
Develop educational assessment materials
Evaluate students for needs, skills, or educational potential
Develop lesson, course, or training objectives
Establish educational, instructional, or training policies, procedures, or standards
Develop educational and instructional programs
Coordinate educational content
Select method of instruction
Select teaching materials
Develop training evaluation procedures
Evaluate student performance
Identify training needs
Assess individual or community needs for educational or social services
Determine student problems
Monitor student progress
Determine student learning levels
Teach behavior modification techniques
Lead classes or community events
Teach work-related or interest-based courses
Teach secondary or post-secondary courses
Train staff members in social services skills
Prepare educational or training related reports or presentations
Organize educational material or ideas
Teach parenting techniques
Teach life skills or strategies to clients or their families
Apply early childhood education techniques

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Staff Management
Mental Health
Social Media
Record Keeping
Counseling Services
Social Services

Related Licensing Requirements

School Services Standard License-Counselor (18-0000000030)

The Indiana Professional Standards Board is the state agency responsible for the licensing of school counselors in the state of Indiana. School Services Standard License - Counselor. To be qualified for the School Services Standard License-Counselor, candidates must have: One (1) of the following professional experiences: Two (2) years of creditable teaching experience; A valid out-of state school counseling license and one (1) year of experience as a school counselor in another state. A minimum of one (1) year of school counseling internship in a school setting under the supervision of an institution of higher education that has been approved for training school counselors. A master's degree in counseling or a related field from a regionally accredited institution with 30 semester hours in counseling and guidance at the graduate level. Knowledge or competencies in the following core areas of study: Counseling theory; Human growth and development; Social and cultural foundations; The helping relationship; Group dynamics, processing, and counseling; Lifestyle and career development.

- Indiana Department of Education~Office of Educator Licensing & Development (3172329010)

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