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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Counselors and on wages and locations for those in the field. Elementary & secondary schools is the industry that employs the most Counselors, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Counselors, by average wage, is Architectural, engineering & related services. Counselors are paid most in Essex County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ but are relatively concentrated in Philadelphia City (North) PUMA, PA.


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Demographic information on Counselors in the US. The average age of male Counselors in the workforce is 43.1 and of female Counselors is 40.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Counselors is White.

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Data on higher education choices for Counselors from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Counselors is Psychology but a relatively high number of Counselors hold a major in Engineering Technologies.



Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Counselors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Counselors need many skills, but most especially Social Perceptiveness, Active Listening, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Counselors need more than the average amount of Science, Social Perceptiveness, and Operations Analysis.

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The closest comparable data for the Detailed Occupation Counselors is from the Minor Occupation Group Counselors, Social Workers, and Other Community and Social Service Specialists.
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Projections on wages and job growth for Counselors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Counselors are expected to see a growth of 17% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.

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