How employable are career counselors?
CareerExplorer rates career counselors with a C employability rating, meaning this career should provide moderate employment opportunities for the foreseeable future.
Are career counselors in demand?
While overall employment growth for career counselors is projected due to rising school enrolments, hiring may be limited by reduced education funding from state and local governments. As career changes become more common, due to both economic factors and worker dissatisfaction, demand for vocational counselors should grow. Governmental agencies are likely to need more counselors as welfare beneficiaries become ineligible for further support and must find jobs; and as laid-off workers seek to develop new skills and enter new careers. Legislation of equal employment rights for people with disabilities will create further demand for counselors trained in transitioning these people into the workforce. Professionals in the field may also find employment helping companies comply with such legislation. Some companies may choose to hire career counselors to retain their employees and sustain and increase productivity and morale.