Learn about the types of people who become credit counselors. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.


Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2024

This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a credit counselor. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More men than women are interested in becoming credit counselors at a ratio of 1.52 to 1.


Actual Gender Mix, 2024

63% of credit counselors are female and 37% are male.


Gender Bias, 2024

This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a credit counselor and the actual gender mix of people in the career.

If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a credit counselor and those who end up becoming one.

In this case there are significantly more men interested in becoming a credit counselor than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.


Ethnic Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of credit counselors are White, making up 50% of the population. The next highest segments are Black or African American and Other, making up 17% and 10% respectively.