Labor Insights: College Counseling

Before taking the leap into a new profession, or investing in professional development, it's vital to get the most relevant and timely information about the field. To help you determine if a career or program is right for you, we've create this series of infographics to break down everything from open jobs to salaries to the skills and education needed.

To be successful in the field, college counselors must know how to build relationships with college admission professionals, as well as work with families during one of their most crucial transitional experiences. They have to provide outstanding service and support while guiding clients through tough choices such as testing options, obtaining letters of recommendation, and deciding where they stand in the early decision debate. Hiring for these positions is in a period of healthy labor market growth (8.2%) with San Diego county in the top five in the nation.

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