Conciliators are similar to mediators in that they guide opposing parties toward a mutually acceptable agreement. However, while mediators work with both parties, conciliators meet with each party separately—then make recommendations. Before a conciliator meets with their clients, the clients agree whether they’ll adhere to the recommendations.
A bachelor’s degree is typically the minimum requirement for these positions, but some will require a master’s or law degree. With a master’s in legal studies, you may be eligible for conciliator opportunities—one of the several legal studies jobs you can explore.
According to the BLS, the median annual wage for conciliators in 2020 was $66,130. Along with arbitrator and mediator jobs, conciliator positions are projected to grow 10% from 2020 to 2030.