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.
Brooks College of Health
Mental Health Counseling Courses
Mental Health Counseling Career Titles
Employee Assistance Program Counselor (EAP Counselor)
Mental Health Therapist
Typical Work Settings:
Health Care Offices
Social Services and Counseling
Match This Major To Careers
Beginning Salary Ranges
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for Mental Health Counselors it $46,050.
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
Job Search Information
Counseling Jobs Abroad
Link To UNF Academic Program
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Career Action Plan
- Conduct an informational interview and/or shadow a professional in the field
- Join a professional association for this career field
- Develop leadership skills by participating in on-campus activities (RA, Peer Advisor, Student Government, Presidential Envoys, Fraternities, Sororities, Student Clubs)
- Look to do an internship in your junior and/or senior year to gain experience in this field
- Obtain teaching experience working with target age group by doing volunteer or part-time work
- Consider taking a public speaking course to develop your presentation skills
- Attend job fairs and networking events to meet with employer representatives and to explore options