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EDUCATION CONSULTANT, IN-DEPTH: The Benefits Of Being On The Students' Schedule

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Barbara, an educational consultant for EdITS, describes the challenges of her job, what she likes most, her key decisions, how to get into the industry, and work-life balance. She tells us that what she loved most about her job was working with at-risk students, as well as having summers off to be able to devote a great deal of time to her outdoors and athletic passions and pursuits.

Degree: Education
Job Title: Education Consultant
Employer: EdITS

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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m='20410'>worked,</span> <span m='20780'>so</span> <span m='21820'>I</span> <span m='21920'>can't</span> <span m='22190'>really</span> <span m='22360'>say</span> <span m='22580'>too</span> <span m='22710'>many</span> <span m='22900'>negative</span> <span m='23260'>things</span> <span m='23590'>about</span> <span m='23990'>being</span> <span m='24200'>a</span> <span m='24250'>teacher.</span> </p><p><span m='25632'>Can you</span> <span m='26090'>talk</span> <span m='26220'>about</span> <span m='27146'>key</span> <span m='27610'>decisions</span> <span m='28450'>or</span> <span m='28860'>inflection</span> <span m='29460'>points</span> <span m='29880'>in</span> <span m='30060'>your</span> <span m='30230'>career</span> <span m='31070'>that</span> <span m='32020'>led you</span> <span m='32299'>down your</span> <span m='32420'>path?</span> </p><p><span m='34520'>The</span> <span m='34620'>security</span> <span m='35820'>of</span> <span m='35970'>being</span> <span m='36200'>a</span> <span m='36270'>teacher</span> <span m='36670'>was</span> <span m='36950'>probably</span> <span m='37300'>first</span> <span m='37610'>and</span> <span m='37700'>foremost,</span> <span m='38825'>the</span> <span m='39230'>retirement</span> <span m='40580'>and</span> <span m='41090'>the</span> <span m='41210'>time</span> <span m='41500'>off.</span> <span m='43210'>Having</span> <span m='43510'>summers</span> <span m='43940'>off</span> <span m='44190'>is</span> <span m='44600'>very</span> <span m='44820'>nice.</span> <span m='46040'>And</span> <span m='46210'>I'm</span> <span m='46470'>such</span> <span m='46800'>an</span> <span m='46910'>outdoor</span> <span m='47250'>person</span> <span m='47545'>that</span> <span m='47840'>that</span> <span m='48090'>was</span> <span m='48610'>valuable</span> <span m='49060'>to</span> <span m='49230'>me.</span> </p><p><span m='50480'>How</span> <span m='50900'>difficult</span> <span m='51260'>was it</span> <span m='51870'>to</span> <span m='52710'>get</span> <span m='52900'>a</span> <span m='53000'>job,</span> <span m='53500'>a role</span> <span m='53820'>as</span> <span m='53940'>an</span> <span m='54040'>administrator.</span> </p><p><span m='57330'>Not</span> <span m='58520'>terribly</span> <span m='59380'>difficult,</span> <span m='60150'>because</span> <span m='61590'>you</span> <span m='61830'>work</span> <span m='62100'>your</span> <span m='62210'>way</span> <span m='62430'>into</span> <span m='62730'>that</span> <span m='62960'>position,</span> <span m='65230'>basically,</span> <span m='65730'>from</span> <span m='65910'>the</span> <span m='66260'>ground</span> <span m='66650'>floor.</span> <span m='67090'>And if</span> <span m='67230'>you</span> <span m='67320'>stay</span> <span m='67520'>within</span> <span m='67830'>the</span> <span m='67910'>same</span> <span m='68210'>district,</span> <span m='69720'>people</span> <span m='70130'>know</span> <span m='70340'>you</span> <span m='70690'>and find</span> <span 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m='101620'>we</span> <span m='101740'>became</span> <span m='102330'>friends</span> <span m='103010'>and</span> <span m='103570'>stayed</span> <span m='103900'>in</span> <span m='104040'>contact.</span> <span m='104690'>And</span> <span m='104870'>then when</span> <span m='105000'>I</span> <span m='105020'>retired,</span> <span m='105770'>she</span> <span m='106020'>said,</span> <span m='106350'>well,</span> <span m='107630'>why</span> <span m='107750'>don't</span> <span m='107940'>you</span> <span m='108050'>work</span> <span m='108280'>for</span> <span m='108490'>me?</span> <span m='109060'>So</span> <span m='110460'>it's</span> <span m='111080'>kind</span> <span m='111280'>of</span> <span m='111350'>an</span> <span m='111450'>inside</span> <span m='111810'>track.</span> </p><p><span m='113140'>Can you</span> <span m='113570'>talk</span> <span m='114030'>a little bit</span> <span m='114160'>about</span> <span m='114480'>your</span> <span m='115170'>work</span> <span 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m='131520'>an</span> <span m='131620'>opportunity</span> <span m='132210'>to</span> <span m='132300'>have</span> <span m='132460'>more</span> <span m='132650'>fun.</span> <span m='133530'>I</span> <span m='133590'>get</span> <span m='133780'>to</span> <span m='133870'>travel.</span> <span m='134470'>I</span> <span m='134560'>meet</span> <span m='134780'>interesting</span> <span m='135230'>people.</span> <span m='136450'>And</span> <span m='136810'>I</span> <span m='137290'>feel</span> <span m='137450'>like</span> <span m='137650'>I'm</span> <span m='137790'>doing</span> <span m='138130'>a</span> <span m='138170'>good</span> <span m='138440'>turn</span> <span m='138970'>for</span> <span m='139170'>my</span> <span m='139310'>employer</span> <span m='139840'>because</span> <span m='140180'>I</span> <span m='140710'>know</span> <span m='141220'>her</span> <span m='141320'>program,</span> <span m='141715'>her</span> <span m='142110'>materials.</span> <span m='143180'>I</span> <span m='143300'>used</span> <span m='143630'>them</span> <span m='143710'>as</span> <span m='143920'>a</span> <span m='143970'>teacher.</span> <span m='145060'>And</span> <span m='145330'>I</span> <span m='145650'>really</span> <span m='145890'>feel</span> <span m='146050'>like</span> <span m='146210'>I'm a</span> <span m='146360'>valuable</span> <span m='146660'>employee</span> <span m='147020'>to</span> <span m='147376'>her.</span> </p><p><span m='148420'>For</span> <span m='148560'>normal</span> <span m='148890'>people,</span> <span m='149200'>do</span> <span m='149510'>you</span> <span m='149730'>think</span> <span m='150160'>it's</span> <span m='150650'>difficult</span> <span m='151230'>for</span> <span m='151340'>them</span> <span m='151580'>to</span> <span m='151700'>get</span> <span m='151980'>a</span> <span m='152380'>consulting</span> <span m='152730'>job like</span> <span m='153060'>yours?</span> </p><p><span m='154510'>No,</span> <span m='154740'>I</span> <span 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m='167420'>objectives</span> <span m='167940'>are.</span> </p><p><span m='169371'>That's</span> <span m='169780'>great.</span> </p>","file":{"id":255833,"video_id":"2698606048001","name":"70517251","duration":170367,"thumbnail_url":null}});