Career Details

Director of Mental Health Hotline

Career Overview

The director of a mental health hotline oversees staff who take calls on a mental health hotline along with those who admit new patients.


A master's degree in psychology, social work, or a related field is likely 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.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$35,000 /yr
$50,000 /yr
$83,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math - as much as possible!
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Science - as much as possible, including biology and psychology!
Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist. The salaries listed are for social workers in general.

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Work Environment

The position of a director of a mental health hotline is likely to be found in a mental health setting.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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