A career in Mental Health enables you to assist patients with mild or severe mental hurdles. This can also include people dealing with substance abuse problems. A genuine desire to help others is a must in the mental health and treatment fields and requires an immense amount of patience and compassion. Strong communication skills are critical, as mental health professionals interact with patients, patientsâ€™ families, other health care professionals, and in some cases law enforcement professionals. Certifications supported by Health Careers NW are a great start for a new career.
Employers look for candidates with good people skills and those who have overcome similar problems in their life.