Professional Support Services
Mr. Hayes, Northwest High School Counselor
Choosing The Type of Career
Did you always want to work in the educational school system?
No, he was a pediatrician before but one thing for sure, he always wanted to work with children.
5 year middle school coach
2 year high school coach
1 year teaching
11 year counseling
What educational background and certificates do you need for your current position?
Bachelors from A&M
Masters from UNT
Duties associated with counseling?
Counseling kids, helping to find scholarships and colleges
and improving the school
Being a Counselor
Be nice, problem solver, plan head, be humble and get along with others
What do you find to be the most enjoyable aspects o your job?
working with kids and taking care of people
What are some negative aspects that you must deal with in your position?
frustrated people and every now and then misses teaching
Are there times of the year workload is heavier or lighter?
heavier around graduation and in the fall but normally all the time there is something to do
Do you have any desire to move into another position within the education system?
"Do it, its a great job, be open minded" -advice and words of encouragement for anyone who is considering becoming a counselor.
"Find a great job you like and you will always enjoy doing it."
Demands on Worker
Travel Involved: none
Average Stress Level: (1-10) a 5
Amount of Teamwork Needed: alot
Level of self-motivation Required: alot