Budget Counselors

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Budget Counselors

Budget Counselors - Working Conditions

In a typical work setting, financial counselors:

Interpersonal Relationships

  • Have a high amount of contact with clients or students. Communicate with others by telephone, e-mail, and in person daily. Occasionally write letters and memos.
  • Are moderately responsible for the work done by others.
  • Often work as part of a team or in a group.

Physical Work Conditions

  • Usually work indoors.

Work Performance

  • Must be exact in their work. Errors could cause students to get too little aid or clients to go deeper into debt.
  • Repeat the same mental tasks.
  • Make decisions on a daily basis that greatly impact clients, their coworkers, and employer's reputation.
  • May seek advice from others, but usually act independently.
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  • Set most of their daily tasks and goals without consulting another first.
  • Work in a highly competitive atmosphere where daily and weekly deadlines must be met.


  • Usually work 40 hours a week or more.
  • May work nights and weekends to meet with clients, if working as a consumer credit counselor.
  • May travel throughout the county or state, if working as a consumer credit counselor.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.