Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 39-9041 Residential Advisors
Coordinate activities for residents of boarding schools, college fraternities or sororities, college dormitories, or similar establishments. Order supplies and determine need for maintenance, repairs, and furnishings. May maintain household records and assign rooms. May refer residents to counseling resources if needed.
Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Enforce rules and regulations to ensure the smooth and orderly operation of dormitory programs. Provide emergency first aid and summon medical assistance when necessary. Mediate interpersonal problems between residents. Make regular rounds to ensure that residents and areas are safe and secure. Observe students to detect and report unusual behavior. Communicate with other staff to resolve problems with individual students. Counsel students in the handling of issues such as family, financial, and educational problems. Collaborate with counselors to develop counseling programs that address the needs of individual students. Develop and coordinate educational programs for residents. Develop program plans for individuals or assist in plan development. Provide requested information on students' progress and the development of case plans. Hold regular meetings with each assigned unit. Supervise students' housekeeping work to ensure that it is done properly. Administer, coordinate, or recommend disciplinary and corrective actions. Confer with medical personnel to better understand the backgrounds and needs of individual residents. Answer telephones, and route calls or deliver messages. Determine the need for facility maintenance and repair, and notify appropriate personnel.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Good
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $8.82   Entry $18,354.00
Mean $12.09   Mean $25,152.00
Experience $13.73 Experience $28,562.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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