Career services, job descriptions, and alumni aren't the only skills career services advisors have. In fact, there's a whole list of personality traits that are commonly seen among them, including:
Now that you have the skills necessary to secure a career in your dream job, we've taken it a step further to figure out what type of education might be necessary or helpful. The results showed that 44.0% of career services advisors have graduated with a bachelor's degree. What's more is that 25.5% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While it may be true that most career services advisors have a college degree, you may find it also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every seven career services advisors were not college graduates.
The career services advisors who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied business and human resources management, while a small population of career services advisors studied psychology and management.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you're prepared to start applying to become a career services advisor. We've found that typically career services advisors are mostly employed at Pima Medical Institute, Southern Careers Institute, and Education Affiliates. Of recent, Pima Medical Institute had 3 positions open for career services advisors. Meanwhile, there are 3 job openings at Southern Careers Institute and 2 at Education Affiliates.
If you're in it for the money, you'll want to apply for positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and University of California Press as that's where career services advisors seem to make the most money. Let's take a closer look. At Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the average career services advisor salary is $48,781. Whereas at MD Anderson Cancer Center, career services advisors earn roughly $47,687. And at University of California Press, they make an average salary of $40,693. Before you get too excited over those salary numbers, you should make sure that securing a job at these companies is doable. For example, while Miami-Dade County Public Schools has 0 job listings for career services advisors, MD Anderson Cancer Center and University of California Press have 0 and 1 job listings respectively.
The most prestigious career services advisors can be found working at US Army, U.S. Navy, and Lee Hecht Harrison. We determine this by assessing the schools where career services advisors have earned their degrees, and then looking at the companies that have hired a significant number of career services advisors from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States.
The industries that career services advisors fulfill the most roles in are the health care and manufacturing industries. But career services advisors make the most amount of money in the non profits industry, averaging $51,618. In the hospitality industry they only make $40,792 and average about $40,090 in the health care industry. In conclusion, career services advisors who work in the non profits industry earn a 0.0% higher salary than career services advisors in the education industry.