Director of Guidance in Public Schools

Organize, administer, and coordinate guidance programs in public schools.
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Salary Range
$32,000 – $86,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Director of Guidance in Public Schools do?

Organizes, administers, and coordinates guidance program in public school system: Formulates guidance policies and procedures. Plans and conducts in-service training program for guidance workers and selected teachers. Plans and supervises testing program in school system and devises and directs use of records, reports, and other material essential to program. Supervises school placement service. Establishes and supervises maintenance of occupational libraries in schools. Coordinates guidance activities with community agencies and other areas of school system. Conducts or supervises research studies to evaluate effectiveness of guidance program. May counsel students on referral basis relative to educational and vocational objectives and personal and social problems.


Should I be a Director of Guidance in Public Schools?

You should have a master's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Director of Guidance, Director of Vocational Guidance, Guidance Director, Supervisor of Guidance and Testing

    How to Become a
    Director of Guidance in Public Schools

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