BY - Izzy Serbin

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  • Help students understand and overcome social or behavioral problems through classroom guidance lessons and counseling
  • Teach students and school staff about certain topics, such as bullying, drug abuse, and planning for college or careers after graduation
  • meet with parents or guardians to discuss their child’s strengths and weaknesses, and any possible special needs and behavioral issues


  • Listening skills
  • Talking skills
  • Interpersonal skills

Median Wage

Per month for a school counselor would make $53,660

The lowest 10 percent earned less than $32,280, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $87,640.

Job Opening

Job Opening is Rising student enrollments in elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as colleges and universities, may increase demand for school counselors. As enrollments grow, schools will require more counselors to respond to the developmental and academic needs of their students.

Minimum Education

  • Most states require school counselors to have a master’s degree in school counseling or a related field
  • working with people and interest to help and have them have someone to talk to