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Everything You Need to Know About Working in the Field of Counseling Psychology

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If you are interested in making a real, lasting difference in the lives of others, then pursuing a career in counseling psychology can be an excellent way of reaching that goal while enjoying a competitive salary and job security. In this career guide, we’ve answered some of the most common questions you may have about launching your career in counseling psychology, including:

  • The different career paths you might pursue
  • The difference between counselors, therapists, and psychologists
  • The role and responsibilities of mental health counselors
  • The timeline you can expect in becoming a counselor
  • The benefits of earning your degree and working in the field

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