What does a career consultant do?
Careers consultants provide advice about training, employment options, and career progression to working professionals. Their job duties vary and may include a variety of the following:
- Manage payroll, benefits, and insurance administration.
- Help job seekers with their career search or career change.
- Help new hires assimilate into the workforce.
- Run workshops.
- Create action plans, reports, and career literature.
- Help others manage their careers.
- Create marketing or promotional documents.
How to become a career consultant?
To become a career counselor, you need to earn a bachelor’s degree in behavioral, social science, or human services. You’ll also need to earn a master’s degree in counseling with a concentration in career theory or career development.
After earning your degrees, some states also require additional licensure to become a career consultant, such as the National Counselor Examination (NCE) and/or the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE).
How much do career consultants make?
According to ZipRecruiter, career consultants make an average of $113,324 per year – that’s $54 per hour!
If you have a passion for helping others succeed, working as a career consultant, just might be the career for you!