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Mental Health Counselors Counselors In Demand

General Information

Description

Counsel and advise individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health, with an emphasis on prevention. May help individuals deal with a broad range of mental health issues, such as those associated with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; or aging.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Salary

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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Master's degree 64%
  • Bachelor's degree 24%
  • High school 5%
  • Doctoral degree 3%
  • Associate's degree 2%
  • Some college 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Social — You have an interest in helping, teaching, advising, assisting or providing service to others.
  • Investigative — You have an interest in studying and researching objects, organisms, and other things.
  • Artistic — You have an interest in creating visual artwork, performances, written works, food or music.

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Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership

Knowledge

  • Psychology
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Education and Training
  • English Language

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