Careers In Mental Health

Learn more about specific careers in Mental Health

Below is a list of more specific careers in the Mental Health field. Click the links below for our detailed career guides in each specific area, complete with real-life job profiles (informational interviews) and all the details you'd want to know to learn if that career is right for you. 

About Mental Health Careers

Mental health professionals are trained to help people with a wide range of mental illnesses, from depression and anxiety to addition or psychosis. There are many careers in this industry, all of which are suitable for caring and compassionate individuals. Such roles include clinical psychologists, counselors, psychiatrists or therapists.

More so than ever, there is a huge emphasis on mental health in our society. We are becoming more vigilant in spotting mental health issues and preventing a tragedy. Due to this, there will be many new job opportunities in the mental health division over the coming years.

Rather unsurprisingly, careers in mental health care are incredibly rewarding. Although not every patient has a happy ending, lots of them do. Each time a mental health professional saves someone from feeling helpless or lost, they will be reminded why the picked such a career!

Other Career-Search Resources:

Not quite what you’re looking for? Check out these other ways to find the right career for you.

  • Informational Interviews – Read through interview transcripts with thousands of real-life working professionals to learn more about what think about their job and their career overall.
  • Career-Match Quiz – Take this career matching quiz to find out which careers are best-suited to your personality.
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