School and career counselors held about 273,400 jobs in 2014. The industries that employed the most school and career counselors were as follows:
Elementary and secondary schools; state, local, and private
Junior colleges, colleges, universities, and professional schools; state, local, and private
Community and vocational rehabilitation services
State and local government, excluding education and hospitals
School counselors work in private and public schools. They often have private offices so that they can have confidential conversations with students. Career counselors work in colleges, businesses, government agencies, and career centers.
Both school and career counselors generally work full time. Some school counselors do not work during the summer when school is not in session.