Mental health counselors diagnose and treat mental illnesses; they help clients to find productive ways to deal with difficult situations they are experiencing.
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.
The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.
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Mental health counselors typically work in counseling centers, government agencies, residential facilities, and hospitals.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
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