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Online Mental Health Degrees

Mental Health Degree Options

Mental health offers a variety of training and career options. Popular careers in mental health include psychology and counseling. Because they have such important jobs, mental health professionals' training tends to be rigorous.

Training Programs

If you are interested in becoming a psychologist, you should consider an undergraduate major in psychology. Many doctoral training programs only accept students who have majored in psychology as undergraduates. Doctoral training programs can be completed in five to seven years. Upon graduation, psychologists must earn their licenses before they can practice.

Mental health counselors do not need quite as much training as psychologists. In order to earn your counseling license in most states, you need your master's degree in counseling. Master's degree programs include courses in such topics as human growth and development, diversity, relationships, group work, research, and career development.

Mental Health Professionals on the Job

Psychologists work with patients at hospitals and clinics. They help their patients to heal from past emotional trials so that their patients can adjust well to the world around them. Mental health counselors help people who are suffering from depression, substance abuse, low self-esteem, and other issues. They might work one-on-one or with small groups.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of psychologists and mental health counselors will increase faster than average through 2014. Psychologists make an average of $54,950 per year. Mental health counselors can expect to earn around $32,960 per year.

Mental health professionals provide essential support for their clients. If you are eager to work closely with patients in a healthcare field, you should consider mental health degrees.

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  • Master's Degree in Psychology: Designed for the Working Adult
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An accredited online university, Capella University offers bachelor’s, master’s/MBA, doctoral, and certificate programs designed to take you to the forefront of your profession. Our competency-based curriculum delivers foundational knowledge and real-world skills, so what you’re learning is immediately applicable to your career. Right now, more than 36,000 students are expanding their opportunities with Capella programs.

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