Choosing a career in behavioral healthcare comes with an array of rewarding experiences and benefits. Transcending the ordinary boundaries of a profession, becoming a behavioral healthcare professional is a commitment to nurture, guide, and transform lives. Now is an ideal time to take the first step toward change — in your life, and in the lives of those you will help as a behavioral healthcare professional!

Employment in mental health-related occupations and industries has grown over the past decade. And the opportunity as a behavioral healthcare professional continues to grow, with strong growth projected to continue through 2032. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, from 2022 to 2032, employment for many mental health-related occupations is projected to grow faster than the 3-percent average for all occupations, and employment of substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors is projected to grow 18 percent over the period. This occupation is projected to average 42,000 openings annually over the decade.

There is a high demand for qualified behavioral healthcare professionals, as our nation’s need for treatment services continues to grow while our current workforce is retiring. The dangerous imbalance between demand for mental healthcare and lack of qualified professionals leading to unmet needs can be rectified by adding more trained professionals to the field and increasing access to mental health professionals for those who need the support.

There are many ways to make a career of helping others maintain or improve their mental health, and we can help get you certified. We have programs for individuals at every level. We only use instructors with both academic credentials and experience working in the field of substance abuse, so you know you are learning from a seasoned professional. We have also based our curriculum and required reading around the books used to develop the IC & RC exam. You are learning from the same sources that are used to develop the credentialing examination.

A career in mental health can be extraordinarily rewarding and filled with opportunities for growth, and will challenge you in new ways.

If you:

  • Are looking for a fulfilling and rewarding career
  • Love to help others
  • Enjoy making a positive impact on your community
  • Are willing to take on a challenging role with big rewards
  • Want to enjoy job security
  • Embrace growth opportunities
…and more, then working as a mental health professional can be a wonderful career choice for you. Learn more now!

A growing opportunity: a career in behavioral healthcare