What Can You Do With A Major In Mental Health Counseling?

 
Counselors help students with personal, family, educational, mental health, and career decisions and problems. They provide classroom guidance and organize programs to meet the students' developmental and special needs. Their responsibilities may vary based on the need of the individual, and on the type of organization they work for. They work with a wide variety of people, either on an individual basis or as a small group. There are a variety of settings that counselors may work at including schools and colleges, hospitals, correctional institutions, private practices, health care facilities, social agencies, and rehabilitation centers.  

 
Mental Health Counseling Career Titles: 

 (To research these titles and more go to :(Occupational Outlook Handbook) and see the related print resources in the Career Services Library)

 

Clinical Supervisor

Correctional Care  

Treatment Worker 

Correctional Caseworker 

Corrections Caseworker

Employee Assistance Program Counselor (EAP Counselor) 

Mental Health Therapist

Case Manager

Therapist

Correctional Counselor
 

 

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Typical Work Settings: 

 

Education

Health Care Offices

Hospitals

Social Services and Counseling

 

Beginning Salary Range:  

Approximately $32,000 a year, ranging from $30,000 - $34,000 a year- (Based on information from SIGI Plus)

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Links to Professional Associations: 

Professional associations are great sources to put on your resume.

Florida Counseling Association

Florida Mental Health Conference Association

American Mental Health Counselors Association

American School Counselor Association

American Counseling Association

 

 

Link To Job Search Sites:   

 

UNF Job Search Links

Counseling Jobs Abroad

Glass Door

 

Health Care Careers

 

 

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