What is a career consultant?

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!