Counseling and Psychology – Career Options
With a background in counseling and psychology, graduates find many opportunities in both entry-level positions and specialty areas. While the immediate image is often one of being a counselor or therapist, there are actually many career options for a graduate with a degree in counseling and psychology. Some require graduate education, while others are accessible to someone with a bachelor’s degree in counseling and psychology. Mid-Atlantic’s counseling and psychology graduates are diverse in their career choices or graduate school plans after finishing their undergraduate studies.
Where They Work
What They Do
|Atlantic Autism Services||College Liaison (between a public school and community college)||Capella University|
|Beaufort County Community College||counselor||East Carolina University|
|Brynn Marr Hospital||Health Services Assistant||Liberty University|
|The Children’s Center (VA)||Rehabilitation Tech||Regent University|
|Eden Counseling||social work||Univ of NC – Pembroke|
|Lindley Habilitation Services – North Carolina||substance abuse counselor|
|PORT Health||teacher assistant|
For those counseling and psychology students who are not planning to attend praduate school, these are just a few of the careers available to you:
Organizes and coordinates services and supports for patients, such as children with mental health problems and their families; oversees the overall medical, personal, and social service needs of the patients.
Assists counselors in non-therapeutic therapy. Monitors and assesses patient progress to ensure that patient treatment objectives are met. Records and reports patient information. Implements patient treatment plans and selects patient activities.
Crime Victim Advocate
Counsels victims and their families; accompanies and supports victims through the criminal justice process; provides community education, training and consultation.
Therapeutic Staff Support
Provides one-to-one behavioral health interventions to a child or adolescent with a serious emotional disturbance in order to prevent more restrictive services or out-of-home placement and to promote age-appropriate psychosocial growth.
Manage the components important in the rehabilitation process of individuals with physical and mental disabilities. They help prevent fragmentation and gaps in services to people seeking to move from psychological and economic dependence to independence.
Person in charge of group homes. The residents of these homes include emotionally disturbed, developmentally disabled, and mentally ill youth and adults. People in homes supervised by residential counselors may also have physical problems, but the problems that keep them from being self-sufficient are primarily mental or emotional.
Home Care Aids
Helps elderly, disabled, and ill persons live in their own homes or in residential care facilities instead of in a health facility.
To see more entry-level job possibilities, please view this document.