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Mental Health Counselors

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Counsel with emphasis on prevention. Work with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health. May help individuals deal with issues associated with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; and aging.


  • People interested in counseling should have a strong desire to help others and should be able to inspire respect, trust, and confidence.
  • Education and training requirements vary by State and specialty, but a master's degree is required to become a licensed counselor.
  • Projected job growth varies by specialty, but job opportunities should be favorable as job openings are expected to exceed the number of graduates from counseling programs.


Personality I like helping others
Salary $39,190/yr ($19.60/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education Masters