CAREER TECHNICIANS work with career-guidance counselors to develop and run career guidance and information centers by collecting and organizing occupational data. They provide materials for school career information centers, and help students and teachers locate and obtain materials. They order, catalog, and maintain files on materials relating to job opportunities, careers, technical schools, colleges, scholarships, the armed forces, and other programs. They help students find career information related to their interests and abilities by giving and scoring tests. They must keep up-to-date on labor market information such as salaries, employment outlook, etc.
Salary, Size & Growth
- $38,000 average per year ($18.25 per hour)
- A medium occupation (109,200 workers in 2010)
- Expected to grow moderately (0.9% per year)
Training requirements for CAREER TECHNICIANS vary widely, ranging from a high school diploma to post-secondary training as a library technician. Some employers may require that career technicians have a bachelor's degree. Employers may hire individuals with work experience or other training, or may train inexperienced workers on the job. No special licensing or certification is required for career technicians.