Residential Advisors

General Information

Description

Coordinate activities in residential facilities in secondary and college dormitories, group homes, or similar establishments. Order supplies and determine need for maintenance, repairs, and furnishings. May maintain household records and assign rooms. May assist residents with problem solving or refer them to counseling resources.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
  • Other Residential Care Facilities
  • Individual and Family Services

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$30,780

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$35,290
$19,090
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 48%
  • High school 27%
  • Master's degree 12%
  • Some college 11%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Psychology
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • Sociology and Anthropology

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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