Make an Impact During Mental Health Month in These Roles


May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time that serves as a chance to raise awareness and educate the public about mental illnesses.

A career in mental health can be incredibly rewarding, allowing those who work in the field to have a lasting impact on the lives of those in their community. However, it can also, at times, be quite challenging, and it takes a certain kind of person to diagnose, treat, and care for those who have mental illnesses.

If you find yourself called to work in mental health care, consider these six impactful positions.

Psychiatrist

Median Annual Salary: $217,100
Projected Job Growth (2019-2029): 4%, as fast as average
States with Highest Demand: New York, California, Pennsylvania
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Psychologist

Median Annual Salary: $82,180
Projected Job Growth (2019-2029): 3%, as fast as average
States with Highest Demand: California, Texas, New York
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Behavioral Health Registered Nurse

Median Annual Salary: $75,330
Projected Job Growth (2019-2029): 7%, faster than average
States with Highest Demand: California, Texas, Florida
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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Median Annual Salary: $114,510
Projected Job Growth (2019-2029): 45%, much faster than average
States with Highest Demand: New York, Massachusetts, California
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Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Median Annual Salary: $51,760
Projected Job Growth (2019-2029): 13%, much faster than average
States with Highest Demand: California, Texas, New York
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Mental Health Counselor

Median Annual Salary: $47,660
Projected Job Growth (2019-2029): 25%, much faster than average
States with Highest Demand: Florida, California, Massachusetts
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Disclaimer: The viewpoint expressed in this article is the opinion of the author and is not necessarily the viewpoint of the owners or employees at Healthcare Staffing Innovations, LLC.

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