Most employment counselors list "employment law," "counsel," and "hr" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important employment counselor responsibilities here:
We've found that 66.7% of employment counselors have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 12.9% earned their master's degrees before becoming an employment counselor. While it's true that most employment counselors have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every nine employment counselors did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those employment counselors who do attend college, typically earn either psychology degrees or business degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for employment counselors include social work degrees or sociology degrees.
Once you're ready to become an employment counselor, you should explore the companies that typically hire employment counselors. According to employment counselor resumes that we searched through, employment counselors are hired the most by Deloitte, Eversource Energy, and Quotient. Currently, Deloitte has 21 employment counselor job openings, while there are 3 at Eversource Energy and 3 at Quotient.
Since salary is important to some employment counselors, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at NetApp, Cognizant, and BAE Systems. If you were to take a closer look at NetApp, you'd find that the average employment counselor salary is $63,289. Then at Cognizant, employment counselors receive an average salary of $53,531, while the salary at BAE Systems is $50,303.
If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at United States Army, United States Navy, and Serco. These three companies have hired a significant number of employment counselors from these institutions.
For the most part, employment counselors make their living in the non profits and health care industries. Employment counselors tend to make the most in the professional industry with an average salary of $42,987. The employment counselor annual salary in the non profits and health care industries generally make $41,512 and $41,192 respectively. Additionally, employment counselors who work in the professional industry make 6.1% more than employment counselors in the retail Industry.