Career Center

Find jobs, post jobs and learn more about the amazing opportunities in our field. Whether you’re looking for career advancement, exploring your options as a student, or considering a change of profession, you’ve come to the right place.

Career Paths


AFCPE professionals use their skills and expertise in many capacities across education, research and practice. We are committed to sharing expertise and insights about these potential professions. As you move forward along your chosen career path, we can help connect you with experts in the field and mentors to guide you along the way.

Education

Cooperative Extension

While they’re typically housed with a university department, cooperative extensions do work that extends beyond the university — educating adults, youth and children in communities throughout the state.
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College Education

Teach at the undergraduate or graduate level, conduct research, and provide service. You’ll often work in programs within the human sciences or an equivalent department.
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Financial Aid

Educate students on the options to pay for post-secondary school, including grants, scholarships, student loans and personal funds. Ensure that federal aid is applied, disbursed and returned in accordance with federal guidelines.
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Campus Financial Literacy

Direct campus efforts to increase financial literacy and capability among university students. Determine strategic plans, and provide or oversee one-on- one financial counseling and workshops for students.
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Government

Department of Defense

Work directly for a military branch or agency to provide financial counseling to service members and their families, including career development, transition from service, relocation, and other work-life services and activities.
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Private Contract Company

Work for a company that provides military families with personal and family financial counseling and education, as well as awareness of services for transition assistance, wounded warriors, and survivorship, and more.
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Housing Counseling

Work with individuals, typically with low to moderate incomes, to provide free or low-cost advice on buying and renting a home, loan default, foreclosure avoidance, credit issues, reverse mortgages, and other potential housing challenges.
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Private

Private Practice

Run your own business and create the model that best suits your needs and those of your clients. In addition to providing financial counseling services, managing your practice is crucial, including marketing, finding clients, and more.
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Banks and Credit Unions

Provide financial counseling services to members of your institution. Jobs often focus on loan default and retention, developing financial goals and spending plans, and the like. You may also assist with other banking duties.
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Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)

Offer free and confidential assessments, short-term counseling, referrals, and follow-up services to employees who have personal or work-related problems. You can be based on a work site or operate on a contract or referral basis.
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Nonprofit

Community-Based Organizations

These organizations fulfill a variety of roles that reflect the needs of their community, often including financial education and counseling in the areas of budgeting, debt elimination, foreclosure prevention, tenant and landlord regulations, and more.
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Credit Counseling

Assist clients in developing debt management plans, understanding the cost of credit, establishing a budget and adjusting their spending habits.
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Community and Social Services

Jobs in social work, probation counseling, community counseling, and the like often require you to have the skills to unravel varying situations where financial instability is a factor.
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Tax Counseling and VITA

Provide tax preparation services for clients, often educating or coaching individuals to be able to file their own taxes. Volunteer efforts are often overseen by site administrators.
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MentorConnect Program


Developing the skills and capabilities of young professionals is key to a thriving future. As part of our mission, we help interested and enthusiastic students, graduates and professionals connect with each other to learn more about the needs, expectations and vast potential in the field of financial counseling, coaching and education. We’re proud to sponsor the MentorConnect program as a benefit of AFCPE® membership. If you’re interested in finding a mentor, or you’d like to offer professional guidance by serving as a mentor, please log in to myAFCPE to learn more.

AFCPE Achieve


If you’re one of our certified individuals, we now offer you AFCPE® Achieve, an online financial wellness suite designed to support the financial counseling process with robust client service, management and tracking tools.

As an AFCPE certified professional or certification candidate, you can apply for unique Achieve grant opportunities to benefit your work and those you serve, based on generous funding provided by our partners, who offer access to the AFCPE Achieve online program in return for participation.

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