|"Most of the time, immigrants are kind of second-class citizens. We are not welcome in many spaces, or we feel like we are not. So I'm reclaiming spaces that we think are not for us." (Isay 183).|
As I was reading, the employment counselor profile required me to dig a little deeper. I was pretty unfamiliar with the career until reading. I had to do some research to see what it would take to become one. It is not the easiest career to get into, and requires some education. Many get a bachelor degree in areas such as psychology or counseling. Graduate work can lead to more opportunities in the field, but require 1-2 more years of education. If one is looking to start their own private practice in the field, they are required to become licensed. You must record 3,000 hours on average of supervised field work. After doing this research, I have gained a new respect for those in the field. It requires an enormous amount of work to be able to help others find a job.