If you've always dreamed of becoming a therapist or working in the field of mental health, you might be under the impression that earning a doctorate degree in clinical psychology is the only way to go. Fortunately, there are plenty of alternative degree options that can still lead to a career in the mental health field.
Clinical psychology does make up the single largest employment area in the field, but some other options include counseling psychology, social work, and counseling.
Each degree option has different educational requirements, and career paths can vary in terms of work setting, job duties, and salary. Learn more about a few of the different degrees you should consider if you want to work in therapy or mental health.
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