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Career Counseling: Overview

Dr. Greg Jackson, Career Counseling Coordinator

Getting Started with Career Counseling Research

Master of Science in Counseling, Specialization in Career Counseling

This degree specialization program offers graduate-level training in career counseling theory; resources and program development; organizational behavior and administration; individual and group vocational assessment; and the career development of special populations. These areas have been identified by the National Career Development Association (NCDA) as essential competency areas for Master Career Counselor Certification (NCDA). Graduates of the program will be prepared for employment as career counselors in educational settings; business, industry and government; community-based agencies and organizations; and career counseling/consulting firms.

Library of Congress Subject Headings (LC Subject Headings)

Classifications agreed upon by all US Libraries and can be a helpful tool when you are searching for information. However, LC Subject Headings regarding career counseling often do not reflect up to date or fully accurate terminology.  

Older materials especially will have the LC Subject Heading Career Counseling

Instead of Career Counseling, the LC Subject Heading is Vocational Guidance.


  • Career changes
  • Career development
  • Career education
  • Counseling
  • Counseling in higher education
  • Counselors
  • Cross-cultural counseling
  • Educational counseling
  • Elementary school counselors
  • Ethnopsychology
  • Human services
  • Job hunting
  • Minorities-counseling of
  • Minorities--Vocational guidance
  • Occupations
  • Occupations and race
  • Peer counseling of students
  • Professions
  • School crisis management
  • Student affairs services
  • Student counselors
  • Students with disabilities-counseling of
  • Vocational guidance
  • Vocational interests
  • Women--Vocational guidance


  • College graduates -- Vocational guidance
  • Early childhood education -- Vocational guidance
  • Education -- Vocational guidance
  • United States -- Armed forces -- Vocational guidance