Career Opportunities - Bachelor's Full-Time Program

Department of Behavioral Health Counseling

Graduates of the Behavioral Health Counseling Program easily find employment in behavioral health settings, in part because of a critical shortage of qualified applicants. Drexel graduates are widely acknowledged by the region's employers as being among the best prepared. After graduation you too can look forward to a satisfying career in a variety of venues serving children, adolescents, adults, or the elderly including:

  • Social service agencies,
  • Outpatient treatment facilities,
  • Inpatient and residential treatment settings,
  • Rehabilitation centers,
  • School systems,
  • Correctional facilities.

Graduates who choose to enter the behavioral health workforce instead of continuing in graduates school typically find immediate employment in areas such as:

  • Psychiatric rehabilitation,
  • Family and child support services,
  • Addictions counseling,
  • Case management and services coordination,
  • Forensic mental health services,
  • Individual and group counseling,
  • Crisis intervention.

Starting salaries with a bachelor's degree range from $30,000 to $45,000 per year.

The behavioral health care field is tremendously diverse and encompasses far more career opportunities than listed. Career choices exist at all levels of service—from direct care to administration and policy making. Students will find tremendous benefit both in the employment listings and outreach offered by Drexel's Steinbright Career Development Center and in the diverse professional career experience our faculty brings to our students.