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Working As An Assessment Coordinator

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • $46,000

    Average Salary

What Does An Assessment Coordinator Do

School counselors help students develop academic and social skills and succeed in school. Career counselors assist people with the process of making career decisions by helping them develop skills or choose a career or educational program.

Duties

School counselors typically do the following:

  • Evaluate students’ abilities and interests through aptitude assessments, interviews, and individual planning
  • Identify issues that impact school performance, such as poor classroom attendance rates
  • Help students understand and overcome social or behavioral problems through classroom guidance lessons and counseling
  • Counsel individuals and small groups on the basis of student and school needs
  • Work with students to develop skills, such as organizational and time management abilities and effective study habits
  • Help students create a plan to achieve academic and career goals
  • Collaborate with teachers, administrators, and parents to help students succeed
  • Teach students and school staff about certain topics, such as bullying, drug abuse, and planning for college or careers after graduation
  • Report possible cases of neglect or abuse and refer students and parents to resources outside the school for additional support

The specific duties of school counselors vary with the ages of their students.

Elementary school counselors focus on helping students develop certain skills, such as those used in decisionmaking and studying, that they need in order to be successful in their social and academic lives. They meet with parents or guardians to discuss their child’s strengths and weaknesses, and any possible special needs and behavioral issues. School counselors also work with teachers and administrators to ensure that the curriculum addresses both the developmental and academic needs of students.

Middle school counselors work with school staff, parents and the community to create a caring, supportive climate and atmosphere for students to achieve academic success. They help the students develop the skills and strategies necessary to succeed academically and socially.

High school counselors advise students in making academic and career plans. Many help students overcome personal issues that interfere with their academic development. They help students choose classes and plan for their lives after graduation. Counselors provide information about choosing and applying for colleges, training programs, financial aid, and internships and apprenticeships. They may present career workshops to help students search and apply for jobs, write résumés, and improve their interviewing skills.

Career counselors typically do the following:

  • Use aptitude and achievement assessments to help clients evaluate their interests, skills, and abilities
  • Evaluate clients’ background, education, and training, to help them develop realistic goals
  • Guide clients through making decisions about their careers, such as choosing a new profession and the type of degree to pursue
  • Help clients learn job search skills, such as interviewing and networking
  • Assist clients in locating and applying for jobs, by teaching them strategies to find openings and how to write a résumé
  • Advise clients on how to resolve problems in the workplace, such as conflicts with bosses or coworkers
  • Help clients select and apply for educational programs, to obtain the necessary degrees, credentials, and skills

Career counselors work with clients at various stages of their careers. Some work in colleges. They may help students choose a major or help students determine what jobs they are qualified for with their degrees.

Career counselors also work with people who have already entered the workforce. These counselors develop plans to improve their client’s current career. They also provide advice about entering a new profession.

Some career counselors work in outplacement firms and assist laid-off workers with transitioning into new jobs or careers. Others work in corporate career centers to assist employees in making decisions about their career path within the company.

Career counselors who work in private practice must spend time marketing their practice to prospective clients and working with clients to receive payments for their services.

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How To Become An Assessment Coordinator

Most school counselors must have a master’s degree in school counseling or a related field and have a state-issued credential. Some employers prefer that career counselors have a master’s degree. Career counselors who work in private practices may also need a license.

Education

Most states require school counselors to have a master’s degree in school counseling or a related field. Programs in school counseling teach students about fostering academic development; conducting group and individual counseling; working with parents, school staff, and community organizations; and using data to develop, implement, and evaluate comprehensive school counseling programs for all students. These programs often require students to gain experience through an internship or practicum.

Some employers prefer that career counselors have a master’s degree in counseling with a focus on career development. Career counseling programs prepare students to assess clients’ skills and interests and to teach career development techniques. Many programs require students to have a period of supervised experience, such as an internship.  

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Public 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. Licensure or certification typically requires a master’s degree in school counseling and an internship or practicum completed under the supervision of a licensed professional school counselor.

Some states require applicants to have 1 to 2 years of classroom teaching experience, or to hold a teaching license, prior to being certified. Most states require a criminal background check as part of the credentialing process. Information about requirements for each state is available from the American School Counselor Association.

Although some employers prefer to hire licensed career counselors, licensure is not required by all states. Contact information for state regulating boards is available from the National Board for Certified Counselors.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Although most states do not require work experience in a related occupation, some states require school counselors to have 1 to 2 years of classroom teaching experience, or to hold a teaching license, prior to being certified. Please see the Similar Occupations tab for more information on teaching occupations.

Important Qualities

Compassion. School and career counselors often work with people who are dealing with stressful and difficult situations, so they must be compassionate and empathize with their clients and students.

Interpersonal skills. School and career counselors must be able to work with different types of people. They spend most of their time working directly with clients, students, or other professionals and need to form and maintain good working relationships.

Listening skills. Good listening skills are essential for school and career counselors. They need to give their full attention to students and clients in order to understand their problems.

Speaking skills. School and career counselors must communicate effectively with clients and students. They should express ideas and information in a way that their clients and students understand easily.

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$46,000
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$75,000
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Best Paying Company
Union Bank
Highest Paying City
Mountain View, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Avg Experience Level
2.6 years
How much does an Assessment Coordinator make at top companies?
The national average salary for an Assessment Coordinator in the United States is $46,294 per year or $22 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $28,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $75,000.

Real Assessment Coordinator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Assessment Coordinator New York Institute of Technology Old Westbury, NY Jul 01, 2015 $87,612
Assessment Coordinator New York Institute of Technology Old Westbury, NY Jul 01, 2012 $84,825
Assessment Coordinator Park Regency Care LLC La Habra, CA Oct 01, 2011 $62,631
Assessment Coordinator University of Illinois Urbana, IL Jun 01, 2016 $62,000
Nursing Assessment Coordinator TAWL Health Care Inc. Houston, TX Sep 21, 2012 $60,836
Coordinator of Assessment Mitchell College New London, CT Aug 09, 2010 $60,000
Nursing Assessment Coordinator Cathedral Gerontology Center Inc. Jacksonville, FL Sep 01, 2011 $57,762
Academic Assessment Coordinator Shaw University Raleigh, NC Mar 19, 2015 $55,000
Testing & Assessment Coordinator Paterson Charter School for Science and Technology Paterson, NJ Feb 13, 2008 $54,951
Nursing Assessment Coordinator A-Quality Clinical Staffings Inc. Bellaire, TX Sep 28, 2011 $54,475
Academic Assessment Coordinator Shaw University Raleigh, NC Mar 19, 2012 $50,045
Place Testing & Assessment Coordinator Purdue University West Lafayette, IN Aug 07, 2015 $50,000
Nursing Assessment Coordinator PW Health Services LLC Laredo, TX Oct 01, 2011 $48,693
Assessment Coordinator Miami University Oxford, OH Aug 01, 2014 $46,125
Assessment Coordinator Miami University Oxford, OH Aug 01, 2014 $45,900
Assessment Coordinator Miami University Oxford, OH Jul 01, 2014 $45,900
Assessment Coordinator Miami University Oxford, OH Jul 21, 2014 $45,900

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Top Skills for An Assessment Coordinator

  1. Minimum Data Set
  2. Mental Health Services
  3. Patient Care
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  • Complete Minimum Data Sets to report patients' conditions and submit them to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
  • Conducted intake and functional behavioral assessments on children and adolescents with behavioral and developmental disorders for referral to mental health services.
  • Delivered health care knowledge/patient care skills to students seeking certification as a nursing assistant.
  • Managed interdisciplinary meetings for admission reviews and to qualify patients for Medicare services.
  • Provided general Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, coverage, and enrollment information.

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Assessment Coordinator Demographics

Gender

Female

65.9%

Male

22.8%

Unknown

11.4%
Ethnicity

White

62.5%

Hispanic or Latino

15.6%

Black or African American

12.3%

Asian

6.1%

Unknown

3.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

55.7%

French

14.3%

Portuguese

4.3%

Chinese

4.3%

Russian

4.3%

Arabic

4.3%

Yoruba

2.9%

Italian

2.9%

Swahili

1.4%

Zulu

1.4%

Braille

1.4%

Basque

1.4%

German

1.4%
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Assessment Coordinator Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

16.3%

Walden University

9.6%

Capella University

7.9%

Nova Southeastern University

7.5%

Pennsylvania State University

5.0%

Grand Canyon University

4.6%

University of Missouri - Columbia

4.2%

University of Pittsburgh -

4.2%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

3.8%

Kennesaw State University

3.8%

Liberty University

3.8%

University of Oklahoma

3.8%

Ashford University

3.3%

Virginia Commonwealth University

3.3%

University of Washington

3.3%

Florida International University

3.3%

Florida State University

3.3%

Arizona State University

2.9%

Texas A&M University

2.9%

George Mason University

2.9%
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Majors

Nursing

17.3%

Business

11.5%

Social Work

9.2%

Education

7.9%

Psychology

7.7%

Educational Leadership

7.5%

Counseling Psychology

5.2%

School Counseling

4.3%

Elementary Education

3.4%

Criminal Justice

3.4%

Health Care Administration

3.3%

Clinical Psychology

2.9%

Management

2.5%

English

2.5%

Special Education

2.3%

Communication

2.0%

Human Services

2.0%

General Education, Specific Areas

1.9%

Public Health

1.8%

Human Resources Management

1.7%
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Degrees

Masters

39.7%

Bachelors

27.9%

Other

12.3%

Doctorate

7.9%

Associate

7.4%

Certificate

3.2%

Diploma

1.0%

License

0.6%
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