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Career Pathways: Mental Health Counseling
+ Featured Organization: Cornerstone Montgomery, Inc., Rockville, MD
Cornerstone Montgomery, Inc. is an independent, nonsectarian, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization with the capacity to serve more than 2,200 adults and transition aged youth. They specialize in the provision of comprehensive, community- and evidence-based mental health and co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder treatments and interventions.
+ Featured Occupation: Mental Health Counselors
Job Description: Substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors advise people who suffer from alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders, mental health issues, or other mental or behavioral problems. They provide treatment and support to help clients recover from addiction or modify problem behaviors.
Entry Level Education: Master’s Degree
Median Annual Salary (2016): $42,150 per year
Read about this occupation, education requirements, and much more via the Occupational Outlook Handbook