School Counselors


School counselors work with students who have problems. These problems may be about school, home or friends. Counselors help the students work through the problems and make good decisions. High school counselors also help with career and college choices. They help students choose classes that will help them reach their goals.

Working Conditions

School counselors work regular hours during the week. Their schedules usually follow the schedule of the school district for which they work.


The middle range of salary for counselors is between $28,000 and $50,000. School counselors can earn additional income working summers in the school system or in other jobs.

Helpful Skills and Subjects to Study

Related Jobs

Education & Training

Job Outlook

There should be good opportunities for counselors.

Sources for Additional Information

American Counseling Association
5000 Stevenson Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22304-3304