Vocational counselors , also called employment or career counselors , provide mainly career counseling outside the school setting. Their chief focus is helping individuals with career decisions. Vocational counselors explore and evaluate a person's education, training, work history, interests, skills, and personality traits. They may arrange for aptitude and achievement tests to help the individual make career decisions. They also work with individuals to develop their job-search skills and assist them in locating and applying for jobs. In addition, career counselors provide support to people experiencing job loss, job stress, or other career transition issues. In regard to special education, vocational counselors are often members of the transition planning teams for students with disabilities, providing school personnel and families with information and support for transition plans.
Employment of psychologists in general was predicted to increase 19% between 2014 and 2024, which was about as fast as average compared to all occupations, according to the . Bureau of Labor Statistics. Clinical, counseling and school psychologists earned an average annual wage of $76,040 as of May 2015. At the same time, industrial-organizational psychologists earned and annual average salary of $92,320, and all other psychologists, including those working as researchers and those working at colleges and universities, earned an average wage of $93,050 per year.