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Careers in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Careers in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Careers in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Elevate Your Earning Potential

According to research conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of counseling is expected to grow 22% by 2028 to create more than 68,000 new positions1. With Sacred Heart University's online master's in clinical mental health counseling program, you'll gain the necessary skills to advance your career, improve your earning potential and become a leader in this dynamic industry.

Developed with CACREP standards as a foundation, the program offers a curriculum that prepares students to meet the educational requirements for licensure in many states.

The following are some of the roles that graduates of this program are qualified for:

Mental Health Counselor

  • In this position, you would develop treatment plans, suggest daily life changes and provide resource information to individuals struggling with diverse mental health issues, including depression, anxiety and more. Your role would involve hosting discussion sessions with individuals throughout the lifespan. This career is currently expanding at a rate of 21% per year and is expected to create more than 25,000 new positions by 20251.

Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselor

  • As a professional in this role, you would host discussion sessions with individuals who are struggling with addiction and other behavioral issues, such as eating disorders. Your responsibilities would include developing treatment plans and providing resource information to individuals throughout the lifespan in rehabilitation centers, hospitals, mental health facilities and other diverse medical settings. This career is currently expanding at a rate of 24% per year and is expected to create more than 20,000 new positions by 20251.

Additional roles for graduates of the online master's in clinical mental health counseling program:

  • Substance abuse counselor
  • Adoption counselor
  • Detention center counselor

Explore Your Opportunities

Learn more about your career opportunities with a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling. Request more information or call 877-791-7181.

1U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020 April 10). Substance Abuse, Behavior Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved April 10, 2020 from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/substance-abuse-behavioral-disorder-and-mental-health-counselors.htm.