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21-1012.00    Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors

    O*NET-SOC Title yes    1 match
    Alternate Occupation Titles yes    17 matches
    O*NET-SOC Description yes    1 match
    Tasks yes    11 matches
    Detailed Work Activities yes    8 matches


  • Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors

Alternate Occupation Titles

  • Professor
  • Career Technical Counselor
  • Career Services Coordinator
  • Career Services Director
  • Dean of Student Services
  • Director Career Services
  • Disability Services Coordinator
  • Guidance Services Coordinator
  • Housing and Residence Life Director
  • Special Services Supervisor
  • Student Services Advisor
  • Student Services Coordinator
  • Student Services Counselor
  • Student Services Dean
  • Student Services Director
  • Student Support Services Director
  • Students Okay Without Drugs and Alcohol Counselor (SODA Counselor)

O*NET-SOC Description

  • Counsel individuals and provide group educational and vocational guidance services.


  • Address community groups, faculty, and staff members to explain available counseling services.
  • Assess needs for assistance such as rehabilitation, financial aid, or additional vocational training, and refer clients to the appropriate services.
  • Attend meetings, educational conferences, and training workshops and serve on committees.
  • Confer with parents or guardians, teachers, administrators, and other professionals to discuss children's progress, resolve behavioral, academic, and other problems, and to determine priorities for students and their resource needs.
  • Evaluate students' or individuals' abilities, interests, and personality characteristics using tests, records, interviews, or professional sources.
  • Identify cases of domestic abuse or other family problems and encourage students or parents to seek additional assistance from mental health professionals.
  • Instruct individuals in career development techniques such as job search and application strategies, resume writing, and interview skills.
  • Provide special services such as alcohol and drug prevention programs and classes that teach students to handle conflicts without resorting to violence.
  • Provide students with information on such topics as college degree programs and admission requirements, financial aid opportunities, trade and technical schools, and apprenticeship programs.
  • Refer qualified counselees to employers or employment services for job placement.
  • Supervise, train, and direct professional staff and interns.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Assess individual or community needs for educational or social services.
  • Collaborate with other professionals to assess client needs or plan treatments.
  • Collaborate with other professionals to develop education or assistance programs.
  • Maintain professional social services knowledge.
  • Present social services program information to the public.
  • Refer clients to community or social service programs.
  • Supervise workers providing client or patient services.
  • Train staff members in social services skills.