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CAREER & TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION COORDINATOR, IN-DEPTH: There Will Always Be Tomorrow

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Allison, a career and technology education coordinator, 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 the hardest part of her job is that there is constantly work to do, so you have to learn to set boundaries and be able to stop and continue on the next day.

Degree: Education - Educational Administration and Supervision - Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Job Title: Career Technical Education Coordinator
Employer: Birdville Independent School District

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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<span m='29440'>this</span> <span m='29910'>pile</span> <span m='30110'>of</span> <span m='30320'>things</span> <span m='30660'>to</span> <span m='30720'>do</span> <span m='31452'>and</span> <span m='31820'>learn</span> <span m='33113'>to</span> <span m='33450'>set</span> <span m='33760'>boundaries</span> <span m='34610'>and</span> <span m='35130'>to</span> <span m='35280'>do</span> <span m='35460'>as</span> <span m='35580'>much</span> <span m='35980'>as you can</span> <span m='36190'>every</span> <span m='36370'>day</span> <span m='37085'>and</span> <span m='37420'>do</span> <span m='37560'>what</span> <span m='37750'>you</span> <span m='37850'>do</span> <span m='38060'>best</span> <span m='38290'>every day.</span> <span m='38785'>And</span> <span m='39280'>then</span> <span m='39775'>the next</span> <span m='40270'>day is</span> <span m='40765'>going to be</span> <span m='41260'>there.</span> </p><p><span m='42410'>To</span> <span m='43670'>get a</span> <span m='43840'>job</span> <span m='44120'>in career and</span> <span m='44450'>technology</span> <span m='44950'>education</span> <span m='45260'>is</span> <span m='45570'>going</span> <span m='45870'>to</span> <span m='46130'>be--</span> <span m='48330'>I</span> <span m='48390'>think</span> <span m='48630'>you'll</span> <span m='48750'>see</span> <span m='49030'>more</span> <span m='49300'>jobs</span> <span m='49690'>available</span> <span m='50320'>in</span> <span m='50440'>education.</span> <span m='50990'>Because</span> <span m='51080'>with</span> <span m='51540'>House</span> <span m='51920'>Bill</span> <span m='52110'>5--</span> <span m='52470'>I</span> <span m='52540'>don't</span> <span m='52795'>know if I</span> <span m='53050'>know</span> <span m='53150'>much</span> <span m='53420'>about</span> <span m='53800'>it--</span> <span m='54460'>with</span> <span m='54720'>the</span> <span m='54780'>graduation</span> <span m='55440'>requirements,</span> <span m='55765'>they're</span> <span 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