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Explore Behavioral Health


What is Behavioral Health?

Behavioral health is a broad branch of healthcare specifically focused on social, emotional, and mental well-being. This professional field often includes working with individuals who struggle with mental illness, behavioral problems, or unhealthy lifestyle habits. Behavioral health encompasses many areas of need and various professions with many career pathways and opportunities.

What types of jobs are in the Behavioral Health field?

  • Counselor

  • Therapist

  • Community Health Worker

  • Social Worker

  • Mental health nurse

  • Prevention Specialist/Aid

  • Peer Counselor

  • Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant

  • Psychologist

  • Psychiatrist

  • Licensed Behavioral Health Counselor

  • Substance use disorder prevention

  • Mental Health Technician

  • And many more!

Why choose a career in Behavioral Health?

  • More people are seeking behavioral health services and treatment 

  • A tremendous need exists for behavioral health professionals in the Appalachian Ohio region

  • Increased acceptance of the importance and utilization of behavioral health services has made behavioral health services more appealing

  • Demand for increased mental health services makes behavioral health professions a stable career choice 

  • Helping people achieve fulfilling lives is personally rewarding

  • There are countless specialties and ways to serve in clinical and non-clinical settings (Keep in mind that for most careers in the behavioral health field, the requirements differ by state and employer)

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