Job Outlook for Career and Workforce Coach Facilitators
Even before the current economic downturn and the effect it is having on job seekers, the U.S. Department of Labor had predicted an increase in the need for workforce counselors. The need for certified, trained workforce career coaches has become even more vital as record numbers of unemployed seek new jobs and/or a change of career. In fact, the bureau's 2008-2009 Occupational Outlook Handbook states, "Demand for vocational or career counselors should grow as multiple job and career changes become common and as workers become increasingly aware of counseling services."
Hundreds of thousands of people are employed in the workforce and career services field. The outlook is good in the field especially for employment interviewees, educational and vocational counselors, personnel recruiters, rehabilitation staff, etc. The increasing need for workforce and career services staff is not only related to the state of the economy but to the need to help returning veterans and their families.