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What is a Career Counselor?

June 19, 2013

Career Counselor

Use your expertise to support the career development of professionals entering the workforce. Earn a Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree from King University to gain the skills needed to counsel individuals during their journey from the classroom into the future.

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What is a Career Counselor?

Career counselors provide individuals with guidance and support when making important decisions about their future. Career counselors may work with students who are on the verge of graduating from high school or college when deciding their next step, whether enrolling in a college degree program, such as an undergraduate or graduate program, or entering the workforce. Career counselors may also work with professionals currently in the workforce and in search of a career transition. In these instances, a career counselor may suggest professionals continue their education to gain new credentials that could be valuable in discovering a meaningful career in line with their career objectives and interests.

Career Outlook

Job prospects for career counselors are strong over the next decade according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). At 19 percent projected growth, employment for career counselors is moving as fast as total occupational average.

Demand for career counselors has been spurred by the rise in overall college and university enrollments throughout the nation, creating solid job opportunities in these higher education facilities. In fact, according to the BLS, demand for career counselors in higher education is expected to grow by 34 percent by 2020. Career counselors play a significant role on college campuses by helping prospective graduates navigate the next step in their future. Career counselors may suggest pursuing a graduate degree or give them valuable resources to assist in finding a job after graduation.

The King University Advantage

In an effort to maintain our commitment to affordable education, King University has announced a zero percent tuition increase for the 2013 to 2014 terms. King University is also proud to offer the Bachelor of Psychology degree 100 percent online, bridging quality and accessibility for our adult learners.

King University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.