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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
Northeast Minnesota 24024$29.70/hr$20.08/hr$23.12/hr$29.49/hr$35.58/hr$39.99/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business Services40$26.29/hr
Education and Health Services3,380$29.76/hr
Other ServicesN/A$20.82/hr
Public AdministrationN/A$30.31/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 50$29.28/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 90$30.98/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 100$24.77/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 120$30.51/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 140$27.20/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 140$29.36/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 150$24.39/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 180$28.98/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 190$29.82/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 230$29.13/hr9.0%
Northwest Balance of State 230$29.12/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 240$29.49/hr9.2%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 250$29.08/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 270$30.09/hr8.0%
Northwest Minnesota 290$28.52/hr7.2%
Central Minnesota 320$30.48/hr8.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,410$30.18/hr8.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,660$30.82/hrN/A
Minnesota 3,790$29.66/hr8.6%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Social and Human Service Assistants 10,710$20.29/hr10.5%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 7,400$31.74/hr10.6%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 2,690$32.31/hr7.6%
Marriage and Family Therapists 3,240$32.93/hr15.5%
School Psychologists 1,020$40.55/hrN/A
Rehabilitation Counselors 2,580$22.67/hr5.7%
Healthcare Social Workers 2,690$31.23/hr12.1%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 1,900$68,059.07/yr8.2%
Special Education Teachers, Middle School 1,840$62,586.51/yr6.8%
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists 1,130$50.18/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.