- Schools, colleges, and universities
- Job training services
The number of students in school is expected to increase. This will create a greater demand for counselors. In addition, the number of duties counselors have is growing. This means each one must do more. Additional counselors will be needed so that students have access to them. However, growth in this occupation will be limited by school budgets. Counseling programs are some of the first items that are reduced when budgets are cut.
In Illinois, employment of school counselors is expected to grow faster than average through 2020. About 390 job openings are expected each year.