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Guidance Counselors

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Approximately 324,500 school and career counselors are employed in the United States. Counselors work for elementary, middle, and high schools all across the country. They work in both public and private schools. Though counselors are considered important to a school system, not every school has its own counselor on staff. Some counselors have offices in more than one school; for example, they may work for both a middle school and a high school, or they may work for other schools in the district.

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