Demographic information on Counselors in the US. The average age of male Counselors in the workforce is 42.2 and of female Counselors is 41.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Counselors is White.
Data on higher education choices for Counselors from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Counselors is Psychology but a relatively high number of Counselors hold a major in Theology.
Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Counselors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Counselors need many skills, but most especially Social Perceptiveness, Active Listening, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Counselors need more than the average amount of Science, Social Perceptiveness, and Operations Analysis.
Projections on wages and job growth for Counselors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.5%, but Counselors are expected to see a growth of 13% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.