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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