Common places where guidance and career counselors are employed include:

  1. High school guidance offices
  2. College career planning and placement offices
  3. Placement offices in private vocational or technical schools and institutions
  4. Vocational rehabilitation agencies
  5. Counseling services offered by community organizations
  6. Private counseling agencies and private practices
  7. State employment service offices
  8. When using a private counselor, check to see if the counselor is experienced.
  9. One way to do so is to ask people who have used their services in the past.
  10. The National Board of Certified Counselors and Affiliates is an institution which accredits career counselors.
  11. To verify the credentials of a career counselor and to find a career counselor in your area, contact The National Board for Certified Counselors and Affiliates, 3 Terrace Way, Suite D, Greensboro, NC 27403-3660. Internet: http://www.nbcc.org/cfind