Career Attributes

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  • Counseling Psychology
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Career Counselor Ratings

Blended Rating

A weighted average of CareerExplorer’s five component ratings, approximating the overall satisfaction of a career.
Source: CareerExplorer

Salary Rating

3.2
SCORE
852
RATINGS
Salary rating measures whether they felt that they were compensated fairly for their work in the career.

Uninformed Interest

2.4
SCORE
24924
RATINGS
The interest rating given by people who have not worked in this career.

Work Environment Rating

4.1
SCORE
969
RATINGS
Work environment includes career characteristics such as working hours, organizational structure, and working conditions.

Fit Rating

4.4
SCORE
979
RATINGS
Fit rating measures a user's sense of how well their personality fit with their career. Examples of personality traits include leadership, extraversion, and persistence.

Meaning Rating

4.0
SCORE
857
RATINGS
Meaning rating is a measure of the degree to which users felt that their career gave their life purpose and meaning.

Interest Rating

4.2
SCORE
979
RATINGS
Interest rating measures the degree to which users found the subject matter of their work interesting.

Overall Rating

3.8
SCORE
1038
RATINGS
Overall rating measures a user's general sentiment about their career. Not to be confused with Blended Rating which is CareerExplorer's measure of their overall satsifaction.

Skills Utilization Rating

3.8
SCORE
975
RATINGS
Skill utilization rating is a measure of the degree to which users felt their skills were put to use in the career.

Career Counselor Demographics

Career Maturity

Career maturity is a measure of where a career falls on a typical user’s career path. For instance, restaurant work is often an early career for people that leads to other careers. Medical Doctors, on the other hand, tend to be terminal careers.
Source: CareerExplorer

Employment Type Mix

The distribution of full- and part-time employees in this career.
Source: CareerExplorer

79%
Full-Time
21%
Part-Time

Ethnic Minority Mix

Based on self reported ethnicity. Persons who identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

59%
13%
10%
6%
5%
5%
1%
1%
0%
0%
White
Black or African American
East Asian
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
South Asian
Other
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Arab
Aboriginal
Asian

Actual Gender Mix

The distribution of men and women employed in this career in 2014.
Source: CareerExplorer Data ().

25%
Men
75%
Women

Gender Mix By Likes

The distribution of positive career likes by men and women on CareerExplorer. Four or Five star career ratings are inferred as Likes.
Source: CareerExplorer

42%
Men
58%
Women

Discrimination Score

A number between -100 and +100 that measures how much a career discriminates against men or women. The CareerExplorer Implied Discrimination Quotient (IDQ) compares a career’s actual gender mix to its likes by gender to determine how closely actual job placements mirror gender preferences.
Source: CareerExplorer