Scope And Career Opportunities As A Career Counselor

By Divya

Defining Counseling?

The typical answer we hear about counseling- considered as talking therapy and is rendered as a confidential service and it can be done for different types of situations from education to rehabilitation.


What is the aim of counseling?

Counseling helps an individual to understand what is going on and help them to make their own choices, reach their own decisions and to act upon them accordingly. During counseling, the counselor neither judges nor offers advice, but only gives their client an opportunity to express their feelings. The client can talk openly and freely to a counselor and both work together to come up with different ways to experience various situations.

Career as Counselor?

Counseling is an exciting and interesting career path for those looking for a job centered on working directly with people to help solve real-world problems and also a lot of patience is required in this profession. Counseling is a booming sector and has a plenty of job opportunities. Counselors can work in different settings.

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Who is called as counselors?

Counselor which is becoming one of the most rewarding and respectable professions in India. Counselors are trained individuals, able to cope with the personal and emotional issues of their clients.

How to become a counselor?

Those who aspire to become a counselor is preferred to have a background in psychological studies. This is because psychology provides an insight into human behavior, which helps to understand the problems clearly.

Let us know about the most common type of counselors: To start a career

  • Marriage and Family Counsellors.
  • Mental/ Health Counsellors.
  • Drug/ Alcohol abuse Counsellors.
  • Educational/ Career Guidance Counsellors.
  • Career Counsellors.
  • Rehabilitation Counsellors.

Pay scale of counselors:

Remuneration of a counselor varies according to the area of work they have opted.

Colleges/ Institutes offering the Counselling course:

  • Indian Institute of Counselling.
  • Distance learning and online counseling courses are available.
  • A professional certificate in career counseling combined with years of teaching experience is the perfect blend for a rewarding career in career counseling.

Also read: Career Shift: Change For The Better

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