Adoption Counselor

Gabrielle Adams, 1B, 2/5/14

What do they do?

Work with adoptees, birth parents, and adoptive families to help them understand and cope with emotions surrounding adoption.

What's the environment like?

Scattered.

How to obtain an adoption counselor job?

You have to have a bachelor's degree in social work. You must seek training as an adoption counselor isn't common. Most require an internship or job placement. Many states require certification or licensing.

How's the pay??

Average annual: $38,280

Average hourly: $18.40

Outlook?

Stable, as there aren't many.

Similar jobs?

Family specialist, social worker, retail and family manager.