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Occupational Employment Statistics


21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors

Counsel individuals and provide group educational and vocational guidance services.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Central Minnesota 25022$32.01/hr$23.12/hr$25.15/hr$31.14/hr$39.65/hr$40.92/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business Services80$25.27/hr
Education and Health Services3,520$30.22/hr
Other Services110$19.85/hr
Public Administration180$30.88/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 60$29.54/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 110$30.62/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 110$31.30/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 110$24.86/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 110$32.12/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 110$30.64/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 110$29.79/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 190$29.10/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 210$31.60/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 220$25.23/hr9.0%
Northeast Minnesota 230$29.67/hr9.2%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 230$30.56/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 250$31.14/hr8.3%
Northwest Balance of State 300$24.30/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 310$31.60/hr8.0%
Northwest Minnesota 370$24.84/hr7.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,440$27.03/hr8.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,630$30.41/hrN/A
Minnesota 3,880$29.60/hr8.6%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Social and Human Service Assistants 10,230$20.24/hr10.5%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 8,240$30.79/hr10.6%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 3,110$30.53/hr7.6%
Marriage and Family Therapists 2,310$33.15/hr15.5%
School Psychologists 1,090$40.10/hrN/A
Rehabilitation Counselors 3,030$23.91/hr5.7%
Healthcare Social Workers 3,430$31.51/hr12.1%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 1,890$65,673.96/yr8.2%
Special Education Teachers, Middle School 1,460$64,467.18/yr6.8%
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists 1,260$49.90/hrN/A

  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Provide crisis intervention to students when difficult situations occur at schools.
  • Counsel individuals to help them understand and overcome personal, social, or behavioral problems affecting their educational or vocational situations.
  • Establish and enforce administration policies and rules governing student behavior.
  • Conduct follow-up interviews with counselees to determine if their needs have been met.
  • Counsel students regarding educational issues, such as course and program selection, class scheduling and registration, school adjustment, truancy, study habits, and career planning.
  • Prepare students for later educational experiences by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
  • Provide students with information on topics, such as college degree programs and admission requirements, financial aid opportunities, trade and technical schools, and apprenticeship programs.
  • Confer with parents or guardians, teachers, administrators, and other professionals to discuss children's progress, resolve behavioral, academic, and other problems, and to determine priorities for students and their resource needs.
  • Assess needs for assistance, such as rehabilitation, financial aid, or additional vocational training, and refer clients to the appropriate services.