Career and Employment Technicians
Career and employment technicians work closely with career and employment counselors to provide advice to individuals or groups about occupations, careers, career decision making, career planning, and other career development–related questions or conflicts. Career guidance technicians collect pertinent information to support both the counselor and applicant during the job search. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, as of May 2019, there were about 397,340 office clerks, a job that relates closely to career and employment tech...
Minimum Education Level
Salaries for career guidance technicians vary according to education, experience, and the geographic location of the job. In general, career guidance technicians (a career similar to other administrative support personnel such as office clerk) are graduates of two-year post high school training programs or have equivalent experience. In May 2019, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, the m...
Career guidance technicians work in pleasant surroundings, usually in the career guidance office of a college or vocational school. They interact with a great number of students, some of whom are eagerly looking for work, and others who are more tense and anxious. The technician must remain unruffled in order to ease any tension and provide a quiet atmosphere.
The U.S. Department of Labor does not forecast specifically for career and employment technicians, but predicts that general office clerks will have a decline in employment through 2029. There will continue to be opportunities in the career and employment technicians field, however, due to the need to replace people who retire from the field or who leave the job for another occupation. The coro...