Google Trend graph of a College Advisor shows a small steady growth of interest through the 8 years. In June 2006, there was a huge spike of interest, but has since stabilized. Since January 2007 there has been a steady, but slow growth in College Advisor career interest. You can definitely see the flow of school times with a peak happening during August and January months.
College Advisors and school counselors help students develop social skills and succeed in school. Career counselors assist people with the process of making career decisions by helping them choose a career or educational program. Career counselors work in colleges, government career centers, and private practice. College Advisors or Academic Advisors advises students regarding information, procedures and academic requirements of a specific program or major they are interested in exploring. They also assist students in exploring careers, evaluating academic abilities, and setting goals to get there. College Advisors also help prepare materials such as student information, advising guides and recruitment materials. A College Advisor will also present academic information to orientation groups and potential students and parents.
Bureau of Labor Statistics information for the median salary in 2010 for College Advisor shows the the wage was $53,380 a year which is about $25.67 an hour. To be a College Advisor you will be required to have a master’s degree. College Advisors who work in a private practice generally must be licensed. The total number of College Advisor jobs available in the job market in 2010 reported by the BLS was 281,400. The College Advisor career is expected to grow by 19% from 2010 – 2020 which about average comparatively to other career growths. It’s expected to add around 53,400 jobs to the overall market over this 10 year period. Being employed in one of the best paying states for College Advisors can earn you as much as $46,000 a year which is about $7,380 less than the median pay.
Listed below is information that is specific to College Advisor job salaries that you can expect to receive in that state area. Our state by state breakdown allows you to see which state is best to get a job as a College Advisor. The salary information provided below is off of real-world job listings for College Advisors and the pay offered for those jobs. We source Indeed, Simply Hired, PayScale and GlassDoor.com. The information provided by Indeed about their process for collecting salary averages is as follows: “Indeed Salary Search is based on an index of salary information extracted from over 50 million job postings from thousands of unique sources over the last 12 months. Many job descriptions don’t contain salary information, but there are enough that do to produce statistically significant median salaries for millions of keyword, job title and location combinations – in fact, most job searches you are likely to think of. As new jobs are added each day, the Indeed Salary Search index is automatically updated with fresh salary data, so the salary results are as up-to-date as they could possibly be.”