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CAREER PATH TRAINER: Helping Young People Find The Right Career

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A career path trainer's typical day involves spending time with youth and young adults and traveling to high schools and community colleges discussing different career paths. Along the way, you provide someone with direction, choices and decisions to be made and positive motivation to follow one's passion into a career.

Degree: Social Work
Job Title: Career Path Trainer
Employer: Career Writer's Project

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

None

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

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<span m='11850'>career</span> <span m='11930'>path,</span> <span m='12940'>themselves.</span> <span m='14010'>So</span> <span m='14400'>this</span> <span m='14630'>is</span> <span m='14830'>interesting.</span> <span m='14950'>I'm</span> <span m='15360'>talking</span> <span m='15480'>about</span> <span m='15720'>my</span> <span m='15870'>career</span> <span m='16286'>pathway.</span> <span m='17534'>My</span> <span m='18210'>typical</span> <span m='18735'>day</span> <span m='19255'>or</span> <span m='19510'>week</span> <span m='19970'>is</span> <span m='20470'>a</span> <span m='20750'>lot</span> <span m='20830'>of</span> <span m='21020'>travel.</span> <span m='21730'>I</span> <span m='21980'>visit</span> <span m='22160'>community</span> <span m='22580'>colleges</span> <span m='22920'>around</span> <span m='23370'>the</span> <span m='23600'>state</span> <span m='24040'>to</span> <span m='24705'>talk</span> <span m='24990'>about</span> <span m='25220'>career</span> <span m='25540'>pathways.</span> <span m='26480'>So</span> <span m='27085'>this</span> <span m='27360'>is</span> <span m='27580'>interesting</span> <span m='27620'>that</span> <span m='28060'>I'm</span> <span m='28150'>making</span> <span m='28230'>this</span> <span m='28510'>commentary</span> <span m='28800'>of</span> <span m='29055'>myself.</span> </p><p><span m='30546'>What</span> <span m='30910'>was</span> <span m='31120'>my</span> <span m='31310'>original</span> <span m='31480'>career</span> <span m='31980'>and</span> <span m='32400'>educational</span> <span m='32789'>path?</span> <span m='33420'>Originally,</span> <span m='34390'>I</span> <span m='34870'>was</span> <span m='35255'>a</span> <span m='35540'>biotech</span> <span m='36980'>student</span> <span m='37090'>that was</span> <span m='37550'>interested</span> <span m='37730'>in</span> <span m='38120'>the</span> <span m='38190'>medical</span> <span m='38260'>field.</span> <span m='39225'>But</span> <span m='39530'>when</span> <span m='39860'>I</span> <span m='40020'>transferred</span> <span m='40370'>from</span> <span m='40630'>community</span> <span m='40840'>college</span> <span m='42240'>after</span> <span m='42690'>I</span> <span m='43150'>got</span> <span m='43360'>to</span> <span m='43590'>UC</span> <span m='43940'>Irvine,</span> <span m='44260'>I</span> <span m='44610'>realized</span> <span m='44945'>that</span> <span m='45210'>that</span> <span m='45700'>wasn't</span> <span m='45950'>really</span> <span m='46450'>my</span> <span m='46740'>interest.</span> <span m='46920'>My</span> <span m='47320'>interest</span> <span m='47400'>was</span> <span m='47750'>more</span> <span m='48675'>in</span> <span m='49000'>the</span> <span m='49160'>social</span> <span m='49250'>work</span> <span m='49620'>area.</span> <span m='50040'>So</span> <span m='50470'>I</span> <span m='51070'>got</span> <span m='51340'>my</span> <span m='51520'>degree</span> <span m='51630'>in</span> <span m='51980'>social</span> <span 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<span m='109800'>connect</span> <span m='110140'>people</span> <span m='110600'>that want</span> <span m='110930'>to</span> <span m='111080'>help</span> <span m='111140'>with</span> <span m='111640'>students</span> <span m='111680'>that</span> <span m='112070'>want</span> <span m='112180'>to</span> <span m='112340'>get</span> <span m='112440'>to</span> <span m='112760'>a</span> <span m='112930'>different</span> <span m='113060'>place</span> <span m='113360'>in</span> <span m='113650'>their</span> <span m='113750'>life.</span> <span m='114300'>And</span> <span m='114640'>that's</span> <span m='114910'>what I</span> <span m='115100'>enjoy</span> <span m='115220'>about</span> <span m='115360'>my</span> <span m='115790'>job.</span> <span m='115920'>That's what</span> <span m='116220'>I</span> <span m='116460'>do.</span> <span m='116650'>I connect</span> <span m='116900'>people.</span> <span m='118090'>I consider</span> <span m='118410'>myself</span> <span m='118780'>a</span> <span 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