Segments in this Video

Guidance Counselor: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:39)


A guidance counselor is responsible for guidance curriculum, responsive services, individual planning, and providing a system support.

Guidance Counselor: Career Beginnings (00:18)

Hayley Arnold knew before she left high school that she wanted to be a guidance counselor.

Guidance Counselor: Keys to Success (00:20)

A school counselor must take responsibility and maintain a positive attitude.

School Counselor: Education and Certification Requirements (00:38)

A school counselor requires a bachelor's degree in any chosen field and a Master's degree. In most states, they have to go through a certification process; continuing education is important.

Guidance Counselor: Workplace Atmosphere (00:30)

The school counselor influences the school's climate. You may take on extra work, but set boundaries.

Guidance Counselor: Advice to Aspiring Pros (00:27)

Before entering the profession, visit a school counselor and shadow him or her. Join professional organizations.

Guidance Counselor: A Day on the Job (00:54)

You may have individual, small group or classroom work, teacher meetings, and therapist consultations. You could also have have hall or parking lot duty.

Guidance Counselor: Industry Goals and Services (00:26)

A counselor's goal is to help students, particularly in career choice.

Guidance Counselor: Industry Challenges (00:27)

Many parents and teachers do not understand a counselor's job. A school counselor must advocate for his or her program.

School Counselor: Looking at the Future (00:29)

There will likely be more school counselors in the future, with the emphasis on college readiness.

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Guidance Counselor—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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What is it like to be a guidance counselor? In this Career Q&A video interview, Hayley Arnold talks about her career path, what she does on the job, and the keys to success in the field. She also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Length: 6 minutes

Item#: BVL93220

ISBN: 978-1-64023-227-3

Copyright date: ©2015

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