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Whether you are helping someone overcome the unexpected loss of a loved one, or you are helping someone win a lifelong battle against mental illness, careers in mental health can make a huge impact on people's lives.
Learn more from alumni who have gone into this field below:
Psychometrists primarily create, score and evaluate neuropsychological, psychological, personality and academic tests given to patients. Psychometrists must work under the direct supervision of a clinical psychologist or neuropsychologist.
Typical salary: $25,000 - $57,000 a year
Counselors work with individuals and groups to promote mental and emotional wellbeing. Counselors can both evaluate and treat mental health problems using counseling and psychotherapy. Counselors can specialize in issues from family or marital problems to substance abuse.
Typical salary: $27,000 - 70,000 a year
A clinical psychologist diagnoses and treats patients with mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders.
Typical salary: $39,000 - 100,000 a year
Job outlook: Expected to increase by 14% by 2026Requirements:
Psychiatrists specialize in diagnosing and treating mental illness. Psychiatrists differ from psychologists in that they can prescribe medication to help treat their patients.
Typical salary: $71,000 - 250,000 a year