The Psychology Community/Clinical field is ideal for students who wish to pursue graduate studies and future licensure as counselors or psychologists. In addition to treating mental and behavioral health issues, licensed counselors and psychologists work on teams to develop or administer prevention or wellness programs. Admission to graduate programs is selective. At Walsh, we take extra steps to prepare students for graduate studies.
Licensed counselors and psychologists help people deal with depression and other mental health issues, marriage and family problems, job stress, addictions, and special groups, such as war veterans suffering from war-related trauma, individuals with autism, students with learning disabilities, and older adults adjusting to aging.
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook (2017) overall employment is expected to grow 19% through 2024. Employment will vary by specialty. Greater demand for psychological services in schools, hospitals, mental health centers and social service agencies is expected to drive employment growth.
A variety of careers is available to Psychology Community/Clinical majors, where the application of principles learned helps those in need. Some specific entry-level career opportunities for the bachelor degree prepared students include:
- Case Manager
- Behavioral Interventionist
- Probation Assistant
- Psychiatric Aide
- Group Home Case Worker
- Client Advocate
- Chemical Dependency Assistant
- Prevention Specialist
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