Mental Health Counselor
What Does A Mental Health Counselor Do?
Mental health counselors diagnose and treat mental illnesses; they help clients to find productive ways to deal with difficult situations they are experiencing.
How Do I Become A Mental Health Counselor?
A master’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or a related field is required to obtain this position. A doctorate may make a person more competitive during the job search. A master’s degree typically takes about two-three years to earn after earning a four-year bachelor’s degree. Earning a doctorate may require an additional two-three years of college work.
What is the Average Salary For A Mental Health Counselor?
High – 75,000
Median – 45,000
Low – 27,000
What Courses Should I Take To Become A Mental Health Counselor?
- Science – As much as possible, including biology and psychology!
- Math – As much as possible!
- English – As much as possible!
What Is The Work Environment For A Mental Health Counselor?
Mental health counselors typically work in counseling centers, government agencies, residential facilities, and hospitals.
What Is The Future Outlook For A Mental Health Counselor?
The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada