Credit counselors are more and more in demand as the foreclosure and credit crisis continue to spiral out of control. Our economic system over the last 20 years was largely centered on a credit based currency. As more and more consumers get in trouble with their credit, more people are also finding out that they do not have the knowledge to make all of the best decisions regarding that credit.
So, that is what they need credit counselors for. Are you considering a job in this rapidly growing field? Do you enjoy helping people with their problems? If so, then here is where you will want to start.
First of all, you will need to go through a training program so that you can become a certified credit or a housing counselor. You can find a program like this by checking with the National Foundation of Credit Counseling (NFCC) or Housing and Urban Development (HUD). There you can find various training and certification programs geared towards careers in the helping people business.
Housing counselors certified with HUD will act as mortgage mediators between lenders and mortgage servicers, helping struggling homeowners save their homes.
You should probably also think about taking an accounting class at a local college or school, as this will help give you knowledge that you will need as a credit counselor. Once you get the schooling you need, you can apply for certification in the form of a license. This will really help you to find a good job position as a credit counselor.
Starting pay ranges from $10-$15 and hour. Managers and directors with college degrees can expect to make $35,000-$75,000 per year.
Once you have accomplished all of this, it is time to look for your in in demand job and fulfilling career!