Frequently Asked Questions About Academic Advisor Cover Letters
What degree do I need to become an academic advisor?
Academic advisors need at least a bachelor’s degree. However, most academic advisors are required to have a master’s degree in school counseling or a related field, such as education, psychology, or social work.
What skills are needed to be an academic advisor?
- Strong analytic skills
- Attention to detail
- Friendly personality
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to collaborate across teams
Since academic advisors work directly with student, their parents, and other school employees, to help guide students through their educations, a mix of hard and soft skill is required to do the job well.
How much does an academic advisor make at a university?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2017 the median annual salary for academic advisors was $55,410. Since salaries vary from area to area, when determining what you could earn as an academic advisor, use a salary calculator for information specific to your geographic area.