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Jordan talks about her job as a youth development coordinator. She works in a middle school and she shares with us what she does for and with the students. Jordan also talks about how she got involved working with young people and what she's studying in school. And she tells us what's she learned so far in her job and provides us some advice working with children.

Job Title: Youth Development Counselor

Job Summary: Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors

Job Description

School counselors help students develop social skills and succeed in school. Career counselors assist people with the process of making career decisions by helping them choose a career or educational program.

On-the-Job Training


Additional Info

School counselors must have a state-issued credential to practice. This credential can be called a certification, a license, or an endorsement, depending on the state. Most states require a criminal background check as part of the credentialing process.

Certification Requirement
Required by the American School Counselors Association.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$30,000 - $90,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
15 to 25 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Empathy, People skills, Verbal communication skills, Patience, Problem solving skills, Written communication skills

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