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CLINICAL GRADUATE STUDENT: Becoming A Counselor To Help Patients With Mental Illness

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As a Clinical Graduate Student studying for a Masters in Counseling, responsibilities include learning to provide counseling and diagnose those suffering from mental illness.

Degree: Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions - Counseling and Guidance
Job Title: Clinical Graduate Student

Job Summary: Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors

Job Description

School counselors help students develop social skills and succeed in school. Career counselors assist people with the process of making career decisions by helping them choose a career or educational program.

On-the-Job Training


Additional Info

School counselors must have a state-issued credential to practice. This credential can be called a certification, a license, or an endorsement, depending on the state. Most states require a criminal background check as part of the credentialing process.

Certification Requirement
Required by the American School Counselors Association.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$30,000 - $90,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
15 to 25 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Empathy, People skills, Verbal communication skills, Patience, Problem solving skills, Written communication skills

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