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Career and Education Opportunities for Career Advisors

In general, career advisors counsel individuals and provide group educational and vocational guidance services.

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Career Advisor video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Career advisors attend staff meetings and serve on committees as required. They also attend professional meetings and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence. Equally important, career advisors have to ready students for later educational experiences by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks. They are often called upon to meet with other professionals to consider individual students' needs and progress. They are expected to counsel students regarding educational issues such as course and program selection, class scheduling and career planning. Finally, career advisors furnish crisis intervention to students when difficult situations occur at schools.

Every day, career advisors are expected to be able to articulate ideas and problems. They need to listen to and understand others in meetings.