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High School Guidance Counselor

Job Title and Job Description

High School Guidance Counselor

I work at an all girls school. I assist them in all areas of academics, college search, family & friends problems, coping skills. I love working with this age group and seeing all the positive changes during their four years and helping them adjust.

What are some related career opportunities and job titles in your company or in your career area?

Guidance Counslor roles are changing as the internet is the best tool for college information and application, as well as career info. I have a MSW (Masters in Social Work) and I feel at least 60% of my time is social work related.

What new technology will be important?

Perhaps there will be no formal High Schools as classes would be held over the internet. However, I feel students would suffer socially.

What education or training did you have to prepare for this career?

Many years in a variety of youth oriented jobs. Nine yers director of a college admissions office. Counseling and mental health background.

What education or training do you recommend for students today who want to enter this field?

Masters in Social Work

When you were in high school, did you know that you would enter this field?

No

Skills Profile

Skills UsedRating (5=Most Important thru
1=Not Important)
Comments

Artistic 2-Less Important2-Less Important  
Athletic / Physical 2-Less Important2-Less Important  
Bilingual 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important  
Computer Technology 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important  
Coordination / Using Hands, Tools, and Equipment 2-Less Important2-Less Important  
Creative Thinking 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important  
Interpersonal 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important  
Investigative / Fact Finding 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important  
leadership and Supervising 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important  
Logical Thinking 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important  
Math 2-Less Important2-Less Important  
Mechanical Understanding 2-Less Important2-Less Important  
Sales and Negotiation 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important  
Scientific and Experimental 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important  
Social Service / Helping Skills 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important  
Teaching / Instructing 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important  
Verbal Communication 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important  
Understanding Nature, Plants, Animals 2-Less Important2-Less Important  
Understanding Yourself 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important  
Writing 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important  
 

Interview By: bas/highschoolguidancecounselor