Counsellor - How to enter the job


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Counsellors help people to deal with their feelings and responses, and decide on actions they can take to solve problems and create change in their lives.


Counsellors with one to three years' experience usually earn

$30K-$55K per year

Experienced counsellors usually earn

$55K-$80K per year

Source: Auckland Region District Health Boards/PSA; Ministry of Education

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a counsellor are poor for those looking to enter the occupation but good for those with experience.

Last updated 22 September 2015