Loan Counselors

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About the Job

Provide guidance to prospective loan applicants who have problems qualifying for traditional loans. Guidance may include determining the best type of loan and explaining loan requirements or restrictions.

It is also Called

  • Commercial Lending Vice President
  • Eligibility Consultant
  • Farm Mortgage Agent
  • Financial Aid Administrator
  • Financial Aid Advisor
  • Financial Aid Coordinator
  • Financial Aid Counselor
  • Financial Aid Director
  • Financial Aid Officer
  • Financial Assistance Advisor
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What They Do

  • Confer with underwriters to resolve mortgage application problems.
  • Advise students on available financial-aid awards.
  • Analyze applicants' financial status, credit, and property evaluations to determine feasibility of granting loans.
  • Contact borrowers with delinquent accounts to obtain payment in full or to negotiate repayment plans.
  • Assist in selection of financial award candidates using electronic databases to certify loan eligibility.
  • Approve loans within specified limits.
  • Review billing for accuracy.
  • Match students' needs and eligibility with available financial aid programs to provide informed recommendations.
  • Inform individuals and groups about the financial assistance available to college or university students.
  • Establish payment priorities according to credit terms and interest rates to reduce clients' overall costs.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: ESC.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Enterprising interests, but also prefer Social and Conventional environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Achievement and Independence in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Education Required

Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

Wages

In 2018, the average annual wage in Kansas City, MO-KS was $51,510 with most people making between $32,630 and $75,100

Outlook

21.74%
avg. annual growth

During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 46 people in Kansas City, MO-KS. It is projected that there will be - employed in 2024.

This occupation will have about 10 openings due to growth and about 8 replacement openings for approximately 18 total annual openings.



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