The author analyzes the context in which professional career counseling in the U.S. exists at the beginning of the 21st century and makes recommendations to enhance the growth and development of the profession. The issues addressed include developing curricula, training career counselors, broadening the focus on career decision making to include work adjustment, improving the basic and advanced skills of career counselors, and extending career services to diverse groups in the U.S. and to people in other nations. Specific strategies that address each of these issues are discussed. In this article, I discuss the strengths that make career counseling a resilient profession, some weaknesses that are inherent in this profession, opportunities that have arisen at this point in history, and the threats that may forestall these opportunities. In addition, I present a strategic plan that ensures the future viability of the career counseling profession.