Credit Counselors:

Advise and educate individuals or organizations on acquiring and managing debt. May provide guidance in determining the best type of loan and explaining loan requirements or restrictions. May help develop debt management plans, advise on credit issues, or provide budget, mortgage, and bankruptcy counseling.

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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $40,960.00
Average Time to Fill 39 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 217
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) %

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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Decision-making
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Oral Communication
Attention to Detail
Integrity
Written Communication
Following Directions
Resource Allocation
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Conflict Management
Problem-solving
Professionalism
Customer Service
Initiative
Organization
Technology and Tool Usage
Intellectual Risk-taking
Leadership

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Analyzing Data or Information

Assess financial status of clients
Analyze applicant financial status
Analyze credit information
Examine financial documents to identify or verify concerns
Examine financial records or processes
Analyze financial data or information
Identify financial risks to company
Evaluate degree of financial risk
Analyze market conditions or trends
Conduct financial investigations
Interpret laws or legislation
Review customer records

Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards

Verify bank or financial transactions
Verify signatures for financial transactions
Review records for accuracy and completeness
Review credit applications
Verify information for credit investigations
Verify accuracy of records
Verify application data to determine program eligibility
Detect discrepancies in records or reports
Verify accuracy of financial or transactional data

Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others

Explain available financial assistance
Confer with customer to review terms of credit or payment plan
Interpret financial information for others
Explain credit application information
Conduct financial presentations
Explain financial rules, policies, laws, or regulations

Processing Information

Compute property equity
Compute payment schedules
Calculate financial data
Compile information for court cases
Compile data or information for financial reports
Reconcile financial records


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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Financial Analysis
Sales
Record Keeping
Accounting Systems
Supervisory Skills
Report Writing
Budgeting



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