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Become A Career Coordinator

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Working As A Career Coordinator

  • Getting Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Stressful

  • $63,003

    Average Salary

What Does A Career Coordinator Do

The key role of a Career Coordinator is to provide career assistance to students and graduates. They help students match their skills to industries, as well as develop and grow internship and other growth programs for students.

How To Become A Career Coordinator

Requirements for social and human service assistants vary, although they typically have at least a high school diploma and must complete a brief period of on-the-job training. Some employers prefer to hire workers who have additional education or experience.


Although a high school diploma is typically required, some employers prefer to hire workers who have relevant work experience or education beyond high school. A certificate or an associate’s degree in a subject such as human services, gerontology (working with older adults), or social or behavioral science is common for workers entering this occupation.

Human service degree programs train students to observe and interview patients, carry out treatment plans, and handle people who are undergoing a crisis. Many programs include fieldwork to give students hands-on experience.

The level of education that social and human service assistants have completed often determines the responsibilities they are given. Those with a high school diploma are likely to do lower level work, such as helping clients fill out paperwork. Assistants with some college education may coordinate program activities or manage a group home.

Although postsecondary education is important, some employers may prefer or allow for applicants who have related work experience. In some cases, candidates may substitute such experience in place of postsecondary education. 


Many social and human service assistants, particularly those without any postsecondary education, undergo a period of on-the-job training. Because such workers often are dealing with multiple clients from a wide variety of backgrounds, on-the-job training in case management helps prepare them to respond appropriately to the different needs and situations of their clients.


For social and human service assistants, additional education is almost always necessary for advancement. In general, advancement to case management or social work jobs requires a bachelor’s or master’s degree in human services, counseling, rehabilitation, social work, or a related field.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Social and human service assistants talk with clients about the challenges in their lives and assist them in getting help. These workers must be able to listen to their clients and to communicate the clients’ needs to organizations that can help them.

Compassion. Social and human service assistants often work with people who are in stressful and difficult situations. To develop strong relationships, they must have compassion and empathy for their clients.

Interpersonal skills. Social and human service assistants must make their clients feel comfortable discussing sensitive issues. Assistants also need to build relationships with other service providers to become familiar with all of the resources that are available in their communities.

Organizational skills. Social and human service assistants often must complete lots of paperwork and work with many different clients. They must be organized in order to ensure that the paperwork is filed properly and that clients are getting the help they need.

Problem-solving skills. Social and human service assistants help clients find solutions to their problems. They must be able to listen carefully to their clients’ needs and offer practical solutions.

Time-management skills. Social and human service assistants often work with many clients. They must manage their time effectively to ensure that their clients are getting the attention they need.

Some employers require a criminal background check. In some settings, workers need a valid driver’s license.

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Real Career Coordinator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Medical Director Care Coordination Banner Health Tucson, AZ Jun 01, 2015 $182,250 -
Medical Director, Care Coordination Banner Health Tucson, AZ Sep 14, 2016 $182,250 -
Concurrent Care Intervention Coordinator Sutter Tracy Community Hospital Tracy, CA May 04, 2010 $88,823
Case Manager/Care Coordinator Essen Medical Associates, P.C. New York, NY Jan 11, 2016 $83,480
Manager, Care Coordination House Call Medical Services of New York, PLLC New York, NY Jan 13, 2014 $80,000
Coordinator-Transplant/Critical Care Emory Healthcare Atlanta, GA Dec 15, 2011 $73,362
Nursing Care Coordinator New Vanderbilt Rehabilitation and Care Center New York, NY Jan 06, 2010 $72,899
Coordinator-Transplant/Critical Care Emory Healthcare Atlanta, GA Dec 15, 2011 $71,000
Quality Care Coordinator Ability Works Rehab Services LLC Farmington Hills, MI Sep 12, 2014 $68,000
Quality Care Coordinator Mirehab P.C. Farmington Hills, MI Sep 13, 2014 $68,000

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Top Skills for A Career Coordinator


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Top Career Coordinator Skills

  1. Care Coordinator
  2. Care Plans
  3. Mental Health Services
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Perform home visits with Care Coordinators to monitor employee performance and customer satisfaction.
  • Coordinated with doctors and registered nurses to develop care plans for patients.
  • Coordinate mental health services for children involved with multiple systems (child welfare, probation and special education).
  • Provided ongoing crisis interventions as needed.
  • Completed daily checks on all animals regarding health, safety and behavior; bathed and cleaned exotic animals.

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