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MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN: Giving Back To The Community She Grew Up In

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Amara is a mental health clinician. She spends her typical day seeing youth in their homes and at schools. She received a bachelors in psychology and a masters in counseling psychology. She tells us that she loves her job because she gets to give back to the community she grew up in.

Degree: Psychology - Counseling Psychology
Job Title: Mental Health Clinician

Job Summary: Community Health Workers

Job Description

Community health workers (CHW) are members of a community who are chosen by community members or organizations to provide basic health and medical care to their community.

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Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$35,000 - $40,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
-30 to 50 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Flexible, Full-time, Irregular, Long hours, Part-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Home, Hospital / Clinic, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Empathy, People skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
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