Mental Health Counselor

Starting Salary

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Median Annual Wage

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% Master's degree
% Bachelor's degree

Job Outlook

NC Triangle area

Annual Job Openings

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Counsel and advise individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health, with an emphasis on prevention. May help individuals deal with a broad range of mental health issues, such as those associated with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; or aging.

Students who wish to pursue a bachelor's degree in Psychology or Social Work should complete an Associate in Arts (AA) degree for transfer into a local four-year college or university.