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DIRECTOR OF CAREER SERVICES: From Educating Kids To Taking Them Beyond The School Sphere

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Ricardo, a director of career services, started his career in education as a teacher. Helping students with work and career advice lead him to his current job running the career services department. He is responsible for both the business aspect of the department, as well as the people aspect - helping and interacting with people face to face.

Degree: International Business - Marketing - Political Science
Job Title: Director of Career Services

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
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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
Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Empathy, People skills, Verbal communication skills, Patience, Problem solving skills, Written communication skills

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m='20610'>two</span> <span m='20770'>years</span> <span m='21020'>ago</span> <span m='21240'>with a</span> <span m='21450'>focus</span> <span m='22340'>on</span> <span m='22490'>marketing</span> <span m='23610'>and</span> <span m='25080'>international</span> <span m='25680'>business.</span> </p><p><span m='29750'>I</span> <span m='29910'>wish</span> <span m='30185'>that</span> <span m='30460'>I</span> <span m='30940'>knew</span> <span m='31420'>that</span> <span m='31540'>I</span> <span m='31570'>was</span> <span m='31720'>going</span> <span m='31980'>to</span> <span m='32240'>still</span> <span m='32540'>be</span> <span m='32670'>here</span> <span m='32940'>doing</span> <span m='33070'>this.</span> <span m='36470'>Working</span> <span m='36720'>in</span> <span m='36960'>career</span> <span m='37210'>services,</span> <span m='37850'>it's</span> <span m='38320'>been</span> <span m='38680'>one</span> <span m='38990'>of</span> <span m='39040'>those</span> <span m='39220'>things</span> <span m='39470'>that</span> <span m='40180'>actually</span> <span m='41190'>it</span> <span m='41410'>kind</span> <span m='41590'>of</span> <span m='41670'>grew</span> <span m='41940'>on</span> <span m='42120'>itself.</span> <span m='42650'>So</span> <span m='43530'>I</span> <span m='43650'>was</span> <span m='43920'>in</span> <span m='44010'>education,</span> <span m='44275'>I</span> <span m='44540'>started</span> <span m='44800'>out</span> <span m='44910'>as</span> <span m='45040'>a</span> <span m='45110'>teacher,</span> <span m='46000'>and</span> <span m='47400'>moved</span> <span m='47810'>into</span> <span m='48540'>helping</span> <span m='49640'>students</span> <span m='50530'>find</span> <span m='50960'>work,</span> <span m='52270'>and</span> <span m='53200'>that</span> <span m='53360'>career</span> <span m='53670'>kind</span> <span m='53850'>of</span> <span m='55590'>built</span> <span m='56320'>itself</span> <span m='56950'>on</span> <span m='57240'>me.</span> <span m='57490'>So</span> <span m='57690'>I</span> <span m='58200'>didn't</span> <span m='58520'>specifically</span> <span m='59130'>go</span> <span m='59590'>to</span> <span m='59770'>school</span> <span m='60400'>to</span> <span m='60790'>become</span> <span m='61990'>a</span> <span m='62060'>career</span> <span m='62320'>services</span> <span m='63630'>staff</span> <span m='64025'>or</span> <span m='65200'>running</span> <span m='65500'>the</span> <span m='65640'>department</span> <span m='66070'>now,</span> <span m='66670'>but</span> <span m='66960'>I</span> <span m='67040'>definitely</span> <span m='68260'>fell</span> <span m='68610'>into</span> <span m='68920'>it,</span> <span m='69130'>and</span> <span m='69340'>it</span> <span m='69860'>kind</span> <span m='70060'>of</span> <span m='70130'>evolved</span> <span m='70620'>into</span> <span m='70870'>the</span> <span m='71020'>career</span> <span m='71340'>that I have</span> <span m='71620'>now</span> <span m='72090'>for</span> <span m='72520'>nine</span> <span m='72800'>years.</span> </p><p><span m='73670'>It's</span> <span m='73880'>a</span> <span m='73940'>very</span> <span m='74230'>people-intensive</span> <span m='76740'>job,</span> <span m='77400'>working</span> <span m='77820'>in</span> <span m='77950'>career</span> <span m='78200'>services.</span> <span m='78660'>And I</span> <span m='78780'>think</span> <span m='78980'>working</span> <span m='79240'>in</span> <span m='79340'>education</span> <span m='80040'>overall</span> <span m='80990'>that</span> <span m='81340'>there's</span> <span m='82770'>always</span> <span m='83060'>that</span> <span m='83170'>component</span> <span m='83720'>of</span> <span m='84210'>the</span> <span m='84480'>flush,</span> <span m='85070'>the</span> <span m='85190'>dynamic</span> <span m='85730'>of</span> <span m='86750'>helping</span> <span m='87130'>people</span> <span m='87590'>and</span> <span m='87980'>interacting</span> <span m='88670'>with</span> <span m='89340'>students,</span> <span m='89930'>with</span> <span m='90080'>parents,</span> <span m='90670'>with</span> <span m='91500'>employers.</span> <span m='92550'>It's</span> <span m='93080'>all</span> <span m='93420'>day</span> <span m='93580'>everyday.</span> <span m='94150'>Phone,</span> <span m='95400'>customer</span> <span m='95780'>service,</span> <span m='96230'>et</span> <span m='96320'>cetera,</span> <span m='96780'>I</span> <span m='96800'>mean,</span> <span m='96990'>that's</span> <span m='97330'>where</span> <span m='97440'>we</span> <span m='97570'>live.</span> </p><p><span m='98130'>But</span> <span m='98330'>there's</span> <span m='98530'>also</span> <span m='98800'>the</span> <span m='98900'>spreadsheet</span> <span m='99760'>aspect</span> <span m='100230'>of</span> <span m='100350'>it.</span> <span m='100900'>And</span> <span m='101060'>the</span> <span m='101120'>spreadsheet</span> <span m='101590'>aspect of</span> <span m='101930'>it</span> <span 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