Healthcare, Medical & Nursing
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Mental Health Policy and Practice

If you want to spend your career researching, planning, and implementing methods to improve the access and delivery of healthcare to people around the globe, a degree in Mental Health Policy and Practice could be a great fit for you.

Types of Degrees

Mental Health Policy and Practice students can pursue an associate degree (2 years), bachelor's degree (4 years), master's degree (6-7 years), or doctorate degree (8+ years). In this field, at least a bachelor's degree is required for most entry-level positions while master's and doctorate degrees lead to management, administrative, policy analyst, consultancy, and research positions.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.

Career Opportunities After Earning A Mental Health Policy and Practice Degree

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Mental Health Policy and Practice include:

  • Medical and Health Services Manager
  • Mental Health Policy Analyst
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for Medical and Health Services Managers was $100,980 in 2019. (1)

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.

References

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.