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School Counselors - Employment and Outlook

Employment
Major employers:
  • Schools, colleges, and universities
  • Job training services

Outlook
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.

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.InstructionsNotes

School Counselors (CIS 100288)

Location Employment & Growth >>>> Annual openings



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Illinois
10,293
Large
&
16.5%
8.6%
>>>>
390
High
  Bloomington Area
329
Large
&
21.3%
7.9%
>>>>
14
High
  Champaign Area
490
Very large
&
22.7%
9.6%
>>>>
21
Very High
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
253
Large
&
7.1%
3.7%
>>>>
7
High
  Cook County
4,295
Large
&
12.3%
6.7%
>>>>
145
High
  Decatur Area
82
Large
&
13.4%
3.5%
>>>>
3
Moderate
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
613
Large
&
32.5%
19.7%
>>>>
33
Very High
  Du Page County
737
Large
&
19.9%
11.8%
>>>>
31
High
  Edwardsville Area
218
Large
&
16.5%
8.4%
>>>>
9
High
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
108
Large
&
13.0%
5.0%
>>>>
3
Moderate
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
141
Large
&
26.2%
9.5%
>>>>
7
High
  Lake County
512
Large
&
16.2%
12.3%
>>>>
19
High
  McHenry County
184
Large
&
7.6%
8.4%
>>>>
5
Moderate
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
283
Very large
&
11.0%
7.7%
>>>>
9
High
  Northwest Illinois Area
207
Large
&
12.6%
4.5%
>>>>
7
High
  Peoria Area
177
Large
&
18.6%
7.7%
>>>>
7
High
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
209
Large
&
10.0%
5.3%
>>>>
6
High
  Rock Island-Moline Area
139
Large
&
18.0%
5.3%
>>>>
5
Moderate
  Rockford Area
260
Large
&
21.5%
11.4%
>>>>
12
High
  Shawnee National Forest Area
104
Large
&
5.8%
2.5%
>>>>
3
Moderate
  Springfield Area
257
Large
&
13.6%
4.3%
>>>>
10
High
  St Louis-Belleville Area
257
Large
&
8.2%
6.6%
>>>>
8
High
  Vermilion County
52
Large
&
7.7%
4.3%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Will County
395
Large
&
43.0%
20.0%
>>>>
25
High
United States
281,400
Large
&
19.0%
14.3%
>>>>
11,370
High


    

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