As per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a staggering 13% growth rate in employment has been predicted for school and career counsellors. Wait! That’s not all. The demand-supply gap is highly in favor of career counselling becoming a sought after a profession as just over 500 career counselors exist against 1.5 lakh+ schools in India!
Now, let us explore the possible career avenues that will open up for you if you opt to become a career counsellor.
If you are looking to be a Salaried Employee: For those looking for a regular job, the following options would seem desirable:
For an Established Consultancy Firm:
Work for leading consultancy firms and guide school and college students as well as working professionals with your knowledge.
Some of the possible everyday work that you would be required to complete are:
- Interact with parents and students over guidance sessions
- Conduct stress management, guidance, and psychometric tests
- Perform in-depth analysis of the latest career guidance trends
- Assist in profile building analysis with students, etc.
Reach out to our Career Guidance Team today!
For an Educational Institution:
With leading Indian schools and Universities availing services of full-time professional counsellors for guiding their staff and students, the requirement of counselors is on the upswing.
One of our Global Career Counsellors, Ms. Sonia Prasad returned from a sabbatical and joined as the Head of Career Counselling at Oakridge International School, one of the leading schools in the country.
Click here to know more about the Global Career Counsellor certification from UCLA Extension.
Some of the leading educational institutions where you may work are:
Some of the possible everyday KRAs which your role would cover are:
- Plan and administer career guidance sessions for students
- Conduct interventions for deviations being observed
- Invite colleges and universities for campus visits
- Maintain the cohesiveness of administrative processes in place
- Serve as the focal point of contact between teachers, parents and students, and so on!
- Kindly note that the salaries and benefits accompanying a full-time role at a career consultancy or an educational institution would depend upon two major factors:
- Type of organization being applied to and
- Relevant experience in the counseling domain
Now, let us have a look at the entrepreneurial journey for counselors look like who want to make it big on their own.
Working as an Independent Consultant:
This is indeed the Bigger Reward! For individuals who have dreamt of having their own business can actually realize it by having their own consultancy. You may have a boutique consultancy offering specialized services on career guidance like psychometric tests, profile building, etc or you could have a range of services covered in your portfolio.
Some of our Global Career Counsellors have been running their own independent ventures with finesse and success over the years.
Some of the everyday routine activities that you would have to work on would be:
- Meeting prospective clients like institutions like schools or corporates, parents and students and working professionals to understand their requirements
- Planning and designing the services to be offered and the pricing
- Conducting training sessions for corporates and professionals
- Building customized roadmap for students
- Conducting stress management sessions for students and parents, etc.