Mental Health

Social Worker

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Average Salary: 
$42,000
Length of Education: 
6 years
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Social work is divided into two main branches: direct service social work, which helps people and families solve social and environmental problems and clinical social work, which addresses the mental, behavioral, and emotional health needs of individuals and families.

A bachelor’s degree is required for direct care social work and Master’s Degree in Social Work is required for clinical social work.

Social workers are licensed by the state and may work in a variety of settings, including private clinics, hospitals, social service agencies, governments, non-profits, or nursing homes.

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Licensed Professional Counselor

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Average Salary: 
$53,000
Length of Education: 
6 years
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Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) are certified mental health professionals who having training to help children, teenagers, adults, and families who are in need.

One-in-five adults will have a mental health need sometime during their lives, and LPC’s can help patients like these through a variety of issues. As one of the six professionals who can provide psychotherapy, LPC’s specialize in treating mental illness, substance abuse, and family and relationship conflict.

Many LPC’s work as school counselors, specializing on the needs of children and teenagers, serving as an advocate for students, helping students achieve their college or career goals.

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Psychologist

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Average Salary: 
$68,000
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8 years
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Psychologists do more than talk to patients on a couch. Psychology focuses on cutting-edge research into some of the most exciting and interesting aspects of the human brain, behavior of individuals and groups, and treatments for mental health.

Psychologists can also treat the mental, behavioral, emotional, and substance abuse problems of individuals, couples, and families. In addition to private-practice and academic research, psychologists can work for governments, businesses, and police agencies.

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