Mental Health Counselors (Psychology)

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Occupation Description

Mental health counselors counsel with focus on prevention. They work with individuals and groups to endorse optimal mental and emotional well-being. They often also help individuals deal with matters connected with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital difficulties; stress management; self-esteem; and aging.

Estimated Income

Lower End
Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

115080

Job Openings By 2020

69400

Growth Rate

36.3%

Required Education

Master's degree
Specific Programs:
Masters in Mental Health Counseling
Masters in Psychology

Required Work Experience

None

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