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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
Northwest Minnesota 35028$28.83/hr$22.61/hr$24.14/hr$28.51/hr$31.72/hr$37.36/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services3,890$29.93/hr
Other Services30$23.49/hr
Public Administration280$31.94/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 60$30.52/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 110$25.85/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 110$30.24/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 120$30.11/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 150$29.25/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 150$31.18/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 170$26.01/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 190$30.71/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 210$28.62/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 230$28.63/hr9.0%
Northwest Balance of State 260$29.17/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 270$29.39/hr9.2%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 280$28.35/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 280$30.62/hr8.0%
Northwest Minnesota 350$28.51/hr7.2%
Central Minnesota 400$31.18/hr8.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,640$30.32/hr8.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,940$30.68/hrN/A
Minnesota 4,210$30.04/hr8.6%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Social and Human Service Assistants 12,260$22.54/hr10.5%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 8,280$33.22/hr10.6%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 3,210$32.64/hr7.6%
Marriage and Family Therapists 4,230$32.63/hr15.5%
School Psychologists 840$40.90/hrN/A
Rehabilitation Counselors 2,670$22.73/hr5.7%
Healthcare Social Workers 2,710$33.91/hr12.1%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 1,530$73,443.36/yr8.2%
Special Education Teachers, Middle School 2,020$67,220.92/yr6.8%
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists 1,670$50.10/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.