India faces a pressing need for 1.5 million career counselors to establish an equitable student-to-counselor ratio, given its current population of 15 lakh. Currently, only 10,000 trained career counselors are available, highlighting a significant shortfall. Notably, 83% of these trained professionals opt to launch their independent career counseling practices due to the overwhelming demand. On average, career counselors can earn between 60,000 to 1 lakh per month, conducting approximately 20 counseling sessions monthly, each with fees ranging from 3,000 to 8,000 per candidate. With career counseling becoming mandatory in schools, there's also a critical shortage of school-based career counselors.