Mental Health Jobs

Mental Health Professionals work in a variety of settings, including private practices, rehab centers, hospitals, schools and clinics. People in mental health jobs assess, diagnose and treat mental, emotional and behavioral disorders, such as depression.

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Some mental health job opportunities are in universities, where professionals train students in the field of mental health and behavioral medicine. There are also a number of mental health career subspecialty areas, including child mental health and substance abuse treatment.

 

What are the Responsibilities for Professionals Working in Mental Health Job?

Mental Health Professionals counsel individuals and groups who are dealing with problems that affect their mental health. They help patients manage or overcome their mental and emotional disorders. Mental Health Professionals encourage patients to discuss emotions and experiences. They help their clients examine many issues that impair their mental health, such as substance abuse, anger issues, career problems, depression, personal relationships, and stress.

Mental Health Professionals listen and ask questions to help patients understand their problems and to create strategies to achieve better mental health. They coordinate with other healthcare professionals to determine the best course of action for their clients. 

Where do Professionals in Mental Health Jobs Work?

Mental Health Professionals work in many different types of healthcare facilities. They work for hospitals and psychiatric hospitals. Many work at mental health clinics while others work for home healthcare agencies and hospices.

Mental Health Professionals work for government agencies, including law enforcement agencies, corrections systems, and detention centers. They work for adoption agencies and for schools. Many Mental Health Professionals work in private practices where they counsel individuals, families, and other groups. 

 

What Skills are Required in Mental Health Jobs?

Mental Health Professionals must possess strong communication skills, with the ability to clearly express information and ideas to their clients. They should have interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a diverse population. Mental Health Professionals need good listening skills and the ability to give their full attention to clients.

Mental Health Professionals should possess genuine interest in other people and compassion for their circumstances. They must  be patient teachers, allowing patients time to express their concerns. Mental Health Professionals need to be critical thinkers who are able to recognize when treatment is not working and make adjustments to better serve their client.

 

How Much Money Can You Make in Mental Health Jobs?

Mental Health Professionals earn an annual median salary of $44,000. This figure can vary dramatically depending upon years of service, location and specialty. Those working for government agencies typically earn $51,000 per year, while those working in residential substance abuse centers earn $38,000 annually. Mental Health Professionals who work in a hospital setting average $48,500 per year. Those who choose to work as social workers and in other community centers can expect to earn $45,000 annually and Mental Health Professionals working in individual and family services earn $45,000.

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